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Protesters arrested in Rio de Janeiro ahead of World Cup final

Brazilian police arrest multiple people suspected of vandalism ahead of Sunday's World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian police have arrested 19 people suspected of vandalism during anti-World Cup protests in Rio de Janeiro.

The arrests are thought to have been made in order to prevent more protests during tomorrow's final between Argentina and Germany in Rio's Maracana stadium.

According to PA, police said officers had seized gas masks, fireworks and firearms.

More than 25,000 soldiers and police will be deployed in the city tomorrow in what will be the biggest security detail in the country's history.

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Saturday's key events


ROWING
· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

SHOOTING
· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

CYCLING
· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

TENNIS
· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

SWIMMING
· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

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