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Despite fears about Brazil's high crime figures and threats of violent protest against the government, the Fifa secretary general has taken to Twitter to assure supporters

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke is confident security plans in Brazil for this year's World Cup will ensure fans can enjoy the experience.

Fears have been expressed about Brazil's high crime figures and threats of violent protest against the government and Fifa during the tournament.

But the secretary general of world football's governing body insisted on Twitter that he was confident there would be no problems when the tournament kicks off in June.

"As much as the World Cup is about celebrating excellence on the field, one key deliverable we will be judged on is the aspect of security," he posted.

"Security is comparable to football: it is a team sport and all have to play together. We have full of confidence in the arrangements by Brazil.

"It is a reality that the question of security is always raised by the media. As it was in South Africa in 2010 and all went well.

"As in South Africa there will be an integrated security command centre. Everyone coming to Brazil will not need to worry in regards to safety."

Fifa announced earlier on Wednesday that some of the Fan Fests, areas in which supporters without tickets can watch games, will be moved due to security fears in certain cities.

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