Brazil's football violence won't stop the World Cup, the World Cup won't stop the violence

The venue for Friday’s draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals was so distant from reality that most restaurants in the Costa do Sauipe resort served only international food and had English speakers left, right and centre. It almost wasn't Brazil at all.

In that bubble of security, everything went smoothly, much like in South Africa in 2010. But how can fans travelling to Brazil next summer feel safe after watching the images of the horrific brawl during the clash between Atletico Paranaense and Vasco da Gama in Joinville? That is a question the Brazilian authorities need to answer. And quickly.

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