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FIFA step up security in the Bloemfontein area

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has said there will a higher police presence at England’s World Cup last-16 match against Germany.

The match in Bloemfontein on Sunday is one of the highest profile fixtures of the knockout round. FIFA and the tournament's local organising committee will ensure that a large number of police will allow everything to run smoothly.

Valcke said: "We have agreed with the South African Police Service that there will be a number of additional security measures, a few which you will see and a few that you will not. Kicking off at 4pm (local time) makes things easier than a night game as well."

LOC chief executive Danny Jordaan said. "Not just Bloemfontein but the whole country is waiting for this match. We have had a meeting with the police to talk about security and I'm sure fans will go there and have a wonderful time. A huge contest is expected and we look forward to this event. It came earlier on than expected but this is World Cup."

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