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Apr 17, 2013 3:47 AM by Lacey Steele

Security will be high at FIFA World Cup

A top official with soccer's world governing body said security will be stepped up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as a result of the bombings in Boston.

During a visit to Haiti, FIFA's Secretary-General said World Cup security will include secret service agents, police officers, the military and interpol.

"As you can imagine with what happened in Boston, we will be even more stronger the request to have a security perimeter which is around the stadium, and you know that the stadium itself has a security perimeter of minimum 1.5 kilometers, so it means that no one can access the stadium without a check," said Jerome Valcke, FIFA Secretary-General.

Anyone who parks at the stadium, their car will also go through a check.

He also said a satellite will offer surveillance of the entire country.

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