Football team handed one-year stadium ban after stampede left 12 dead & 100 seriously injured in horror scenes

A FOOTBALL team has been handed a one-year stadium ban after 12 fans were killed in a horror stampede.

More than 100 people were seriously injured during the incident at Alianza FC’s Cuscatlan stadium in El Salvador on Sunday.

AFPA stampede at the Cuscatlan stadium resulted in 12 people being killed[/caption]

The club will be forced to play home games behind closed doors for a year, while they have until July 21 to pay a £24,000 fine imposed by the Salvadoran Football Federation.

And Deportivo FAS will advance to the semi-final of the Salvadorian Primera Division after being declared 2-0 winners.

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele said a “thorough investigation” will take place looking into the stampede.

Authorities initially stated the tragedy occurred after a crush of fans tried to enter the stadium.

The incident in El Salvador comes after a deadly stampede last year killed 135 spectators at a stadium in Indonesia’s East Java in October.

Many were crushed as they fled for exits after police fired tear gas into the crowd.

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