Brazil tries to ease fears of World Cup violence
SAO PAULO (AP) — As video of Brazilian fans kicking, beating and using metal bars to pummel supporters of a rival team spread across the globe, officials moved quickly to assure people considering coming to the 2014 World Cup that they won't see that type of violence at the global tournament.
FIFA calls fan violence in Brazil 'very sad'
SAO PAULO (AP) — With disturbing images of fans hitting each other shown across Brazil, soccer's governing body downplayed the risk of violence inside stadiums during the World Cup.
Brazil league soccer match halted by fan violence
SAO PAULO (AP) — A key Brazilian league soccer game was stopped for more than an hour after fans started fighting in the stands Sunday, prompting police to fire rubber bullets to contain the crowd and bring a helicopter onto the field to airlift an injured man to a hospital.