FIFA and World Cup officials faced questions about security Monday after two incidents Sunday kept ticketed fans out of one match until after it had begun and nearly allowed two dozen fans without tickets to force their way into another.
In the more troubling incident, more than two dozen ticketless fans forced their way past security guards and through a gate into the Maracana stadium, the tournament's largest site, before Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday night. Cellphone video of the incident showed about 30 people breaching a security gate at the Maracana.
FIFA said none of the fans got into the game: Nine were detained by a second layer of security inside - one was allowed to stay for the match because he carried a valid ticket - while the others retreated back outside the gate when challenged. Those detained were turned over to the police.