World Cup Fans Break Down Barrier And Storm Stadium

Chile fans bypassed security and rushed the media center before Wednesday’s game against Spain. Developing.

1. This afternoon, Chile fans broke down a barrier and rushed into Maracanã Stadium before the Spain-Chile game.

2. After entering the stadium, a large number of Chile fans without tickets bypassed security…

3. And stormed the media center.

4. Causing damage along the way.

Now Chile fans smashing up a partition. Reporters holding up camera phones..or running away...some doing both at once

— JNorthcroft (@Jonathan Northcroft)

More pics from Maracana media center. #ESPCHI

— samcmlaird (@Sam Laird)

8. Fortunately, security was able to regain control of the situation before anyone was seriously injured.

Not cops, sorry, security. #CHI fans being held here. Maracana media center.

— samcmlaird (@Sam Laird)

9. And the group is now being held in the media center, presumably awaiting arrests.

Another shot of #CHI fans

— samcmlaird (@Sam Laird)

10. Update — June 18, 3:10 p.m., ET: Police have detained the individuals who illegally entered the stadium.

Chilean fans that invaded the Maracanã have been detained by the police RT @bbcbrasil: #WorldCup

— Cynegeticus (@Paulo Freitas)

11. Update — June 18, 5:35 p.m., ET: It is now being reported that the arrested fans will be deported back to Chile.

Chilean fans that invaded Maracanã ahead of #CHI #SPA game will be deported http://t.co/ewaiCXYAOL (with video!) #WorldCup2014

— annaedge4 (@Anna Edgerton)

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