Second Bad News For FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa

May 28, 2010 1:01pm CST
Just after the first shock of loosing the tournament's opening ceremony singer to meningitis and now we have news that the Colombian world cup soccer team got robbed. The team lost £1,800 pounds worth of U.S. dollars and euros on Tuesday after players were targeted at their hotel, five star Hyde Park Southern Sun in Johannesburg. I am just wondering just what kind of security is being arranged for the teams in this tournament and I could not take it at face value that the alleged arrested 2 females were the hotel's staff. I cannot accept that there's that assured security the organizers had assured when perpetrators actually could go into the guests' rooms to steal. Lastly, I find the statement released by the FIFA spokesman to be very odd where I quote: "the security arrangements in place for the Colombian team's visit were not the same as those that had been arranged for World Cup teams." I hope the organizers would pull up their socks and that they increase the intensity for the security all round. I hate to see another Munich 72 massacre episode here. Read more:
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@oldchem1 (8144)
28 May 10
That certainly is a worry. I think that there have already been some threats against the England team
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29 May 10
oldchem1, Well, this really came as a surprise to me as reports revealed that the England team's accommodation is boasted as a super-luxurious hotel, six floodlit football pitches, a made-to-order medical center and Fort Knox-style ­security. Also, Capello is sparing nothing less flying in pre-approved shopping orders of ingredients from the UK including dried fruits, nuts, chilies, organic ­chocolates, herbal teas and on-site chefs. I hope that their security details will not take any threats lightly and compromise the players' safety.