Brazil in­sists foot­ball se­cu­rity on track

The Pak Banker - - Front Page -

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.

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