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Security to be increased at Maracana after Chilean debacle

Maracana Stadium will host the final on July 13
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The Local Organising Committee for the World Cup has announced that it is to step up its efforts to ensure that any security breaches like the one on Wednesday at the Maracana do not happen again during the remainder of the competition.

Before Chile's win over Spain at the iconic stadium, up to 80 Chileans attempted to break into the press centre and even forced open one of the entrances into the venue. 

And Hilary Medeiros, head of the COL, told reporters that security levels will be improved for the next match at the Maracana, Russia's game against Belgium on Sunday afternoon.

"We are working so that facts like these don't happen again. We have to protect the press and jounalists."

With protests still occuring near to many of the World Cup stadia, COL must send out a strong message to those thinking of imitating the Chilean fans by insisting that security issues have been resolved.



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