Tokyo: FIFA president Sepp Blatter said accusations security officials pulled guns and beat players at the final of the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil is a warning to organizers as the country prepares to host the 2014 World Cup.
"Such an incident that has just happened is a warning for organizers of the World Cup of what can happen," said Blatter, who is in Japan for Sunday's final of the Club World Cup. "But security is not a matter of the sports organization but of the authorities be it the police or the army. We can provide guidelines but finally it is up to the authorities."
Sao Paulo was awarded the title when Tigre refused to take the field for the second half of Wednesday's second leg of the final. Sao Paulo was leading 2-0.