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Chile fans break security barrier, storm Maracana stadium via press room

Jun 18, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

Chile fans

Twitter is erupting with news that ahead of the Group B World Cup showdown with Spain, Chile fans have breached stadium security and are storming the stadium.

Reports are flying in from a number of respected outlets, including Gabrielle Marcotti, Rafael Hongistein and Telegraph Sport, that dozens of Chile fans without tickets broke through a fence and charged into the stadium via the main press center.

While in the press center, holes were punched in walls and media stations were toppled, all the result of a failure in security measures ahead of one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage.

A number of the Chile fans were detained by security while others seemed to have made it into the stands after breaking a temporary barrier. One fan, a Chilean woman, was injured and reportedly taken outside in a wheelchair.

More to follow but for now, these tweets paint the picture…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. lyleoross - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    I know this is a dangerous situation, and it most certainly is an I told you so moment, in terms of choosing Brazil to host, but watching those poor security guards trying to stop the flood was hilarious. They did their best, but when there’s three or so of you, and five hundred of them, step out of the way.

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