Riot erupts during Brazilian football match

Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo speaks during a press conference during a media day ahead of the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on December 4, 2013
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A violent riot erupts in a game in Brazil's southern region of Curitiba just 48 hours after the World Cup group-stage draw.

A violent riot has erupted in Brazil during Atletico Paranaense's game against Vasco da Gama just 48 hours after the World Cup group-stage draw, with Brazilian media outlet Globo reporting one death.

Other reports have suggested that three people have been seriously injured following the riot, which has broken out during the match in Curitiba.

Tweets have emerged from BT Sport showing the violence taking place at the ground in the southern part of the country:



A number of players are in shock, with military police trying to bring the crowd under control.

It has also been reported that military officials have claimed that they will be able to keep control in the stands if the authorities wish for the game to continue.

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