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FIFA confident over 2014 World Cup security despite Copa Sudamericana incident


FIFA have insisted that their security plans for the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil will prevent a repeat of the scenes that occured at the Copa Sudamericana final between São Paulo and Tigre.

Tigre's players claimed that they were threatened with guns by security at the Morumbi during the halftime period of the second leg and refused to play the second half.

A bad tempered first half sparked confrontations between the two teams as they entered the tunnel and Tigre's claims are that they were threatened with guns in the dressing room.

Tigre goalkeeper Damian Albil said: “The fight lasted 15 minutes. A lot of security people came to us and attacked us. Suddenly, I realised I had a gun against my chest."

The incident has raised concerns among viewers with the World Cup in Brazil rapidly approaching but FIFA moved to dispel any worries.

A FIFA spokesman told reporters: "FIFA has full confidence in the security arrangements developed."


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