Brazil insists football security on track
RIO DE JANERIO
Brazil has a reputation for being one of the world's more violent societies, but organisers of next summer's Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup insist that security will not be a problem at either event.
With the sporting spotlight firmly fixed on the Latin American giant, organisers are pointing to the country's ability over the years to deal with huge carnivals, particularly in Rio, drawing hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists from around the globe.
And they insist that they will be able to draw on that experience when it comes to marshalling fans who will flock to two of the biggest dates on the international sporting calendar after drawing up extensive security plans in conjunction with world body FIFA. The wide-ranging plan was drawn up last August and designates clearly zones requiring special protection while organising coordination between the police and the armed forces.