Brazil: Shocking Footage of Bloody Riot Raises Concerns Over 2014 World Cup

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Supporters of two soccer teams from Rio de Janeiro clashed on Sunday during a Brazilian championship match, interrupting the game for more than one hour and leaving at least three people hospitalized in serious conditions, local officials said.

Shocking television footage showed fans of Atletico Paranaense and Vasco da Gama, two rival teams meeting for a key end-of-season match, wage a savage battle in the terraces of the soccer stadium in the southern city of Joinville.

Police fired rubber bullets into the brawling crowd and a helicopter was called in to evacuate at least one injured person. The incident will likely heighten concerns about the security arrangements for the 2014 World Cup, which will be played in Brazil next summer.

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ThiagoPüschel
ThiagoPüschel

The other side of the coin. I'm 27 years old, from Joinville - Santa Catarina - Brazil. My dad took me for the first time to the Joinvilles arena when I was 12 years of age and since then I attend regularly the estadio. Ive never seen this kind of espisode. The actually arena holder is the team of Joinville, and those both team come from another state. Atlético Paranaense rented the Joinville arena because their is under construction. As the match was a private iniciative, also the security was their compromisse. No fight was detected outside from the Arena, coz the police of Joinville was taking care.


Please, check this video: http:www.youtube.comwatch?vwxSYCaAvQ4


this is the real Arena Joinville, fully of great ppl and a family safe environment.

TiagoOliveiraRomualdo
TiagoOliveiraRomualdo

a mistake on this news: Vasco is from Rio. Atlético Paranaense is from Paraná state.