More than 2000 Argentine zealots will not be allowed into Brazil for World Cup


The problems caused by Argentina’s loudest supporters have now earned them an even worse punishment, as more than 2,000 “barra bravas” will not be allowed into Brazil to support their own nation at the World Cup.

Our pals at Soccerly have the story:

The 2,100 ‘barra bravas’ hooligans are already the subject of banning orders from attending domestic matches in their own country.

“The Argentine authorities have given us a basis of information and these fans will be identified and prevented from entering,” said Luiz Eduardo Navajas.

“If they manage to get past the controls and are found in Brazil, they will be deported.”

Navajas said he had no worries about European hooligans disrupting the tournament as they are already banned from travelling to Brazil.

“They’re banned from leaving their countries. Their passports have already been confiscated and cannot enter Brazil. We’re working with England, Belgium and Germany,” added Navajas.

source: Reuters

The report says there will be police delegations from all 32 participating World Cup nations, and it won’t just be Argentina “hooligans” prohibited from crossing the border; Criminals guilty of sex crimes will not be allowed into Brazil as well.