JOHANNESBURG - South Africa will deploy
more security forces, including elite police units, to
Bloemfontein ahead of Sunday's World Cup match between England
and Germany, a police spokeswoman said on Friday.
The two big rivals are set to clash in a game for the second
round of the tournament and thousands of supporters are expected
to descend on Bloemfontein in the central Free State province.
"As both team England and team Germany are considered to be
high-priority teams by the security forces it can be expected
that security arrangements will be heightened in and around the
stadium," police spokeswoman Sally de Beer said in a statement.
"The security forces will deploy additional members,
including our highly skilled and trained elite units, as well as
extra equipment and resources."
England and German police officers are also expected to help
South African forces control the crowd inside and around the
De Beer said no specific threat had been picked up against
either team and the extra security was a precaution.
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