BLOEMFONTEIN - South African police are
not expecting trouble but are prepared for any eventuality as
they gear up for Sunday's England v Germany World Cup match at
the Free State Stadium, they said on Saturday.
"We have consulted with key figures for all countries,
including Germany and England, as a protective measure," police
chief spokesman Vish Naidoo told Reuters.
"We are not expecting trouble but we are prepared for any
The two old international foes come together for a second
round match that is expected to attract a huge number of
visitors to South Africa's judicial capital over the weekend.
Naidoo said a higher deployment of officers would be in
place due to the influx but could not confirm police numbers.
Football-related arrests have so far not been a problem for
the tournament, with the highest profile moves by police coming
early in the campaign when 28 suspected Argentine trouble-makers
"Until now the fans have been very well behaved and we are
confident that will continue," Naidoo said.
"People can rest assured we have put measures in place for
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