Fans advised to keep calm in the face of any protests during World CupThe iconic Maracana will host the final on July 13
Protests against working conditions for some Brazilians have continued into a second day and may well be the norm in the lead up to, and during, the World Cup. The tournament will be played between June 12 and July 13 in the South American country and is unfortunately seen as the perfect backdrop against which protesters can gain coverage for their campaign.
Although those interviewed have declared that any grievances will be directed solely at government officials, there now exists a fear factor among those visiting Brazil for the football.
Alex Ellis, who is the British Ambassador in the country, told reporters: "We don't quite know what kind of process there will be or how many there will be, so unpredictability is probably the big issue to be thinking about at the moment."
"If you do get caught up just stay calm, step away if you can, find a way out, pull yourself back if you see any confrontation."