FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Football governing body, Kolkata police beef up security for Brazil-England semi-final
FIFA and Kolkata Police are taking some stringent measures to avoid any untoward incident during Brazil's U-17 World Cup 2017 semifinal against England on Wednesday.
Kolkata: Having witnessed the euphoria during Brazil's quarter-final win in Kolkata, FIFA and the local authorities are taking some stringent measures to avoid any untoward incident during their U-17 World Cup 2017 semifinal against England on Wednesday.
FIFA has asked the Brazil team not to go near galleries for celebrations as it was seen that water pouches were hurled after Paulinho struck the 77th minute winner on 22 October.
"FIFA has just warned us not to go near the stands and celebrate. Nothing serious," a Brazil team official said referring to the incident.
Meanwhile, the Bidhannagar Police will use body camera for constant monitoring of the crowd on Wednesday.
"After Brazil's second goal against Germany some people misbehaved so body cameras will be installed to take strict action against the offender," Santosh Pandey, DC Head Quarters and Bidhannagar, said.
"It will be used for constant monitoring also Airport-bound vehicles will be diverted via Rajarhat route," he added.
It remains possible that an agreement could be reached to avoid players having to quarantine for 10 days on their return to England from red-list countries.
A "new phase of consultation" will start with organisations representing players, clubs, leagues and the six continental governing bodies, FIFA said Monday in a statement.
The group of junior players and their coaches and families had tried to escape the country last month but a devastating bomb attack at Kabul airport left them stranded, someone close to the team told AFP.