World Cup protests continue

England fans have been warned about their safety following more protests against the World Cup in Brazil.

Last Updated: 16/05/14 at 10:16 Post Comment

There was continued unrest on the streets of Brazil

There was continued unrest on the streets of Brazil

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to march against the cost of staging the event, just four weeks before the start.

Riot police dispersed the crowds, who were furious money spent on the tournament was not used for social projects and housing.

Alex Ellis, British Ambassador to Brazil, has told supporters to exercise caution if they find themselves caught up in any protests.

"We don't quite know what kind of process there will be or how many there will be, so unpredictability is probably the big issue to be thinking about at the moment," he said.

"If you do get caught up just keep calm, step away if you can, find a way out, pull yourself back if you see any confrontation. I think you know these things can suddenly change quite quickly and just keep cool.

"Just follow the Brazilians around you. I always say in any country you go to, see what they're doing, how they are behaving if they get caught in something like that. But on the whole, step away, keep calm and you should be okay."

Simon Harris, of the England Fans Forum, said: "These street protests could be very difficult.

"I do think England fans travelling have to be very cautious not to get caught up by mistake, by accident in a street protest, so you have to follow the advice on that."

.....basically FIFA....bankrupts every country that it gives the world cup too. Forcing them to build big brand new stadiums (with contracts awarded of course to their own cronies), that eventually will become big white elephants, never to used again. All the money, contracts and backhanders find their way into Sepp Blatters off-shore accounts. It's corruption of the highest order. He is the cancer that needs to be cut from the beautiful game, so that it can once again flourish. Give the Presidentship to Plattini, although he is a bit of a co*k, he looks golden compared to the dirty sh*t-stain on modern world football, that Sepp Blatter represents !
- wotyomamased

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