FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Football governing body, Kolkata police beef up security for Brazil-England semi-final

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.

File image of the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. Image credit: Twitter/@IndianFootball

File image of the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. Image credit: Twitter/@IndianFootball

"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.


Updated Date: Oct 25, 2017 14:00 PM

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