Soccer

Protests block access to Brasilia stadium, the host of Confed Cup opener

{eot}
The Canadian Press
6/14/2013 12:50:30 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

BRASILIA, Brazil - About 200 people burned tires and blocked the main road in front of the Brasilia stadium which will host the Confederations Cup opener on Saturday.

The protest was organized by local groups complaining of excessive costs of the Confederations Cup and the World Cup.

A black cloud of smoke was seen near the stadium Friday morning as protesters held banners complaining about the local government.

Firefighters and police were called to the scene but there was no confrontation with protesters. The road was cleared early in the afternoon.

Protester Edson da Silva said they were against "all the money that was spent by the government" to prepare the country for the World Cup.

He said the protests would continue.

Brazil faces Japan in Saturday's opening game.

Soccer Ball (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Podcasts

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 15

Luke, Jason and KJ are back in-studio to talk Toronto FC dysfunction, Tim Leiweke's comments, the Whitecaps playoff push, EPL & more.

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Patrice bernier: sep 11

In depth chat with the Impact Captain who celebrated a milestone 50th Cap for Canada.

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Gareth Wheeler; sep 11

Laughs a plenty as we chat all things Premier with the host of #BPL on #TSNRadio


More Podcasts

Premier League Shows on TSN.ca

TSN.ca is Canada's exclusive home to highlight and feature programs from the Barclay's Premier League. Check out the latest programs on VOD below.


Net Busters

See all the goals, saves, bloopers and quotes from each week

- Episode 4

Previous episodes:3 | 2 | 1


BPL Match Pack

Weekly match preview show using interesting facts & figures

- Week 3

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television