Security reviewed after Argentina fans jump fence
Stadium security reviewed after ticketless Argentina fans jump fence at Maracana Stadium
Associated Press
2014-06-16 11:22 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- World Cup organizers are reviewing security after some Argentina fans without tickets got over fences at Maracana Stadium before the team's game against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Saint-Clair Milesi, spokesman for Brazil's organizing committee, says "those that jumped were apprehended and taken to the police."

Milesi says "obviously we are going to reflect on this and reinforce with our security teams."

FIFA says around 10 ticketless fans were stopped by stadium stewards and handed over to police.

Organizers set up a security perimeter about 1 kilometer from the stadium several hours before kickoff to keep ticketless fans away.

Argentina's 2-1 victory was watched by a sold-out crowd of 74,738 at Maracana, the biggest stadium at the World Cup which will host the final.

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