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Dozens injured during Oman's Gulf Cup win celebrations

Dozens injured during Oman's Gulf Cup win celebrations
From Al Jazeera - January 6, 2018

Dozens of football fans have sustained minor injuries when a barrier collapsed at the Gulf Cup final in Kuwait, moments afterOmanbeat the United Arab Emirates(UAE)in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

The jubilant Omani fans were celebrating their team's victory on Friday when the glass barrier broke, sending some supporters pitch side.

According to a statement posted on the Kuwait Football Association, about 40 people got injured during the incident at the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Stadium in Kuwait City. However, they were "all OK", according to Kuwait Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled al-Roudhan.

Some of those injured were taken to hospital for treatment, where they were visited by Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah visiting the patients in the hospital.Authorities said they had launched an investigation into the incident.

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The Gulf Cup is a bi-annual tournament for eight nations in the region.

The 23rd edition's final between Oman and the UAE finished in a 0-0 draw after extra time. Minutes before the end of regular time, the UAE was awarded a penalty kick but Omani goalkeeper Faiz Al-Rushaidi managed to save the penalty.

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