Brazil football chief admits 2014 World Cup safety concerns

Brazil's football confederation's president Jose Maria Marin admitted that Brazil must take measures to improve health and safety standards following a recent spate of tragedies.

updated: February 01, 2013 13:01 IST
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Rio De Janeiro: Brazil's football confederation - CBF - has admitted the country must act to address safety concerns ahead of next year's FIFA World Cup.

CBF's concerns were made public a day after a stadium crash in Porto Alegre on Wednesday that left five football fans in hospital and last Sunday's nightclub fire that killed 231 people in the southern city of Santa Maria.

CBF president Jose Maria Marin said Thursday the incident at Arena Gremio in Porto Alegre would have no impact on the friendly between Brazil and France slated for June 9 at the same venue.

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