Fans enter the field in the first big test of Manaus stadium
Posted by coininfifa on April 26th, 2014
The Land invasion by fans and problems with the sound system were some of the setbacks in the first Test of the stage of FIFA 14 Coins PC in the Amazon city of Manaus.
World Cup organizers said they were satisfied with the outcome of the test in which 40,000 fans saw Thursday match between Vasco da Gama and Resende in the Brazilian Cup, but acknowledged that some problems have to be solved before the first match championship, June 14 between England and Italy.
The nearly 600 auxiliaries were tested for the first time could not prevent some fans entered the pitch after the goalless draw between the clubs of Rio de Janeiro.
Before kickoff, the players lined up for the national anthem, but the sound system failed and there was no audio. Fans faced several problems to enter the Arena da Amazonia, and communication inside the stadium did not work properly, according to organizers.
"This was the first official test event, and did not expect things to be perfect," said Tiago Paes, one of the officials in charge of the operations of the local organizing committee. "Overall, we were very pleased with the results in Manaus."
The Arena da Amazonia was officially opened on 9 March, when only 20,000 fans were entering the stadium for security reasons. At that time, fans reported that there were many unfinished works at the facility, one of six who were not ready at the end of last year as the FIFA asked.
Invasion of the court came after the final whistle, when at least three Basque fans mocked the Auxiliary to try to get to the players.Supporters were not threatening, but organizers admitted that they should not enter.
"We will analyze the images of the invasion to find out what went wrong and who was not paying attention at the FIFA 14 PC Coins," Paes said. "This will not happen in World Cup matches."
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