Protests at Confederations Cup

Mass protests continue to overshadow the Confederations Cup in Brazil but organisers have promised the tournament will continue.

Last Updated: 21/06/13 at 12:23 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Brazilian police mounted a huge operation at the Maracana on Wednesday night for Spain's clash against Tahiti, with 1,500 armed police drafted in to protect the stadium.

FIFA and the organisers of the Confederations Cup have said there are no plans to make any changes to the tournament schedule despite the protests.

Demonstrators are voicing their disapproval at the quality of public services, corruption and the high cost of staging next year's World Cup finals.

Protests are taking place throughout the country with an estimated one million people taking to the streets in more than 80 Brazilian cities.

Around 300,000 protesters poured into the central area of Rio with running clashes played out between police and groups of mainly young men in the early hours of Friday morning.

At least 40 people were injured in the clashes as police used tear gas and pepper spray to dispel the crowds.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Scottish football: Aleksandar Tonev's appeal against seven-game ban to be heard on December 4

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev will find out on December 4 if his appeal against a seven-match ban has been successful.

Cesc Fabregas buries hatchet with Sergio Ramos over Spain row

Cesc Fabregas says he has spoken to Spain team-mate Sergio Ramos after the Real Madrid star questioned his commitment to the national team.

Champions League: Lionel Messi breaks goalscoring record as PSG win

Lionel Messi became the Champions League's all-time record scorer as Barcelona thrashed APOEL Nicosia, while PSG won.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property