The National Public Safety Secretariat of the Brazilian Ministry of Justice (Senasp/MJ) has announced security measures for Sunday’s final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup match.
It said it would double the number of National Public Security Force troops on duty in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the final match.
The ministry, which is charged with troops deployment, said this was part of the integrated operational plan by the Brazilian ministries of Justice and Defence for states hosting World Cup matches.
Teams constituted by the National Public Security Force are also on standby in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, for prompt deployment to Rio de Janeiro if necessary.
The troops are to patrol a number of roads in Rio de Janeiro.
Co-ordinator of the security operations in Rio de Janeiro, Lt. Col. Américo Gaia, said security efforts are planned to focus mostly on ostensible policing activities at strategic points in the city.