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Stade 5 Juillet 1962 or 5 July 1962 Stadium (the name refers to 5 July 1962, the day Algeria declared independence from France), also known as El Djezair Stadium, is a football and athletics stadium located in Algiers, Algeria. The stadium was inaugurated in 1972 with a capacity of 105,000. It served as the main stadium of the 1975 Mediterranean Games, the 1978 All-Africa Games, the 2004 Pan Arab Games, and the 2007 All-Africa Games. The stadium was one of two venues of the 1990 African Cup of Nations (the other venue was the Stade 19 Mai 1956 in Annaba). It hosted 9 matches of the tournament, including the final match, which had a record attendance of approximately 120,000 spectators. In the final match, the home team Algeria defeated Nigeria 1-0 to win the tournament. It also hosted the 2000 African Championships in Athletics. After a formal compliance with current safety standards in 1999, the stadium was reduced to an 80,000 capacity, and following a new phase of renovation in 2003, the stadium's capacity has been reduced further to its current all-seater capacity of 76,000. The attendance record Algeria vs. Serbia between 100,000 and 110,000 fans in the stadium.
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