Football fans killed in Brazil

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL—Two football fans were killed by rival fans in Brazil near the Arena Castelao World Cup Stadium. Media reports suggest that two Caera fans were shot by two Fortaleza fans in a vehicle.

 This is one of the latest events that has led to questioning over whether Brazil is ready to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Newspapers claim that Ceara fans had started a fight previously in the day by throwing stones at Foraleza supporters about three miles from the stadium, after seeing their own team win 1-0. The stadium has currently been undergoing security tests in preparation of it’s hosting of the Confederations Cup this coming June.

World Cup organizing committee Tiago Paes is adamant that there are currently no security fears concerning the stadium and the area. “There is a lot of training work by the military police, civil police, and even the army.” He stated.

This new occurrence is added on to delays in rebuilding the Maracana Stadium—Rio 2016 venue—and the indefinite close of the Joao Havelenge Stadium. If Brazil wants to be ready for the 2014 Olympics, there is much that they have to do in preparation, but I believe that the country has the capacity to do so.

 

By: Julia Roake

Source: BBC

Image: BBC

18 April 2013

09:00amPDT

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