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Brazil: Police presence high ahead of Iraq v. Brazil Olympic football match01:27

Brazil: Police presence high ahead of Iraq v. Brazil Olympic football match

Brazil, Brasilia
August 7, 2016 at 23:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Security measures were visibly high in Brasilia on Sunday, ahead of the Iraq v. Brazil men's football match that evening at the Mane Garrincha Stadium. Special operation police officers lined the streets around the stadium as fans waited for the gates to open.

The Brazilian and Iraqi teams both drew in their previous matches, against South Africa and Denmark, respectively. Brazil are among the favourites to win the competition.

Brazilian authorities having reportedly deployed roughly 85,000 security personnel to ensure the Games run safely, around double the amount deployed for the 2012 London Olympics.

Brazil: Police presence high ahead of Iraq v. Brazil Olympic football match01:27
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Security measures were visibly high in Brasilia on Sunday, ahead of the Iraq v. Brazil men's football match that evening at the Mane Garrincha Stadium. Special operation police officers lined the streets around the stadium as fans waited for the gates to open.

The Brazilian and Iraqi teams both drew in their previous matches, against South Africa and Denmark, respectively. Brazil are among the favourites to win the competition.

Brazilian authorities having reportedly deployed roughly 85,000 security personnel to ensure the Games run safely, around double the amount deployed for the 2012 London Olympics.

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