On May 24, 1964, a deadly riot broke out at a soccer match in Lima, Peru. The game between Peru and Argentina was a qualifying match for the 1964 Olympics. With several minutes left in the game, the referee waived off a goal scored by Peru, causing some fans to storm the field.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry incident Noun
event or happening.
international sports competition divided into summer and winter games held every four years.
large, violent, public disturbance.
sport played by teams of 11 on a large field of natural or artificial grass, trying to maneuver a ball without using their hands and trying to score in the opponent's goal. Outside the U.S., called football or futbol.
sudden, violent movement of a crowd.
tear gas Noun
aerosol gas that causes extreme irritation of the eyes, leading to tears and sometimes vomiting. Also called CS gas.