Brazil Wants To Keep Using World Cup Security Plan

Security in the match between Vasco da Gama and Atletico Paranaense was done by private guards instead of police, similar to what is planned for the World Cup. But while there were only about 80 stewards separating the crowd in the southern city of Joinville, World Cup organizers said nearly 900 private security agents worked at every match during the Confederations Cup. The fighting in Joinville stopped only after police arrived and fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. Four fans were injured, including one who had to be airlifted from the field to a hospital. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called for more police in the stadiums and stricter punishment for violent fans. Government officials Thursday said other actions to curb violence will be discussed before the end of the year. Among them are the expansion of a national registry of fans prone to fighting, the creation of police stations dedicated to fan issues, and measures to increase the club responsibilities when its fans are involved. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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