Sandro says no fighting will take place at World Cup

Spurs midfielder was reacting after violent clashes marred the end of the Brazilian football league season earlier this week.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro is sure there will be no trouble at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil in the summer.

Sandro was speaking after violent clashes took place during a Brazilian football league game at the end of the season where riot police were seen using rubber bullets after Atletico Paranaense beat Vasco de Gama 5-1, condemning Vasco to relegation from Brazil’s top flight.

A helicopter had to land on the pitch to transport an injured supporter to hospital during the clashes.

Some pundits and commentators have expressed their fears that similar clashes could take place during the tournament itself next June.

But Sandro says the atmosphere during the World Cup will be different to the domestic league football in the country.

He said: ‘Some days this happens in Brazil because also Vasco going down but this is not an excuse but sometimes it happens but we know it is not good for this moment because the World Cup will be there but in the World Cup I think it will be different. There always are different atmospheres so no fighting, no.

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