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The British government's plan to make soccer fans carry...

June 17, 1989

The British government's plan to make soccer fans carry membership cards was narrowly approved in the House of Lords but faces an uncertain future as lawmakers await a report on the country's worst sports disaster.

The vote came with the condition that the measure would not become law before Parliament had a chance to study the findings of a commission examining the deaths of 95 fans at an FA Cup semifinal match in Sheffield last April.

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