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Six injured at WC stadium re-opening

March 30, 2013
By ESPN staff
Police used tear gas and smoke grenades in chaotic scenes in Brazil on Friday, as football supporters scrambled to buy tickets at the re-opening of the Arena Fonte Nova in the north-eastern state of Bahia.

The stadium has recently undergone a £217 million makeover in preparations for the 2014 World Cup, but the opening of the gates in the city of Salvador went horribly wrong.

With no barriers to organise the thousands of fans lining up for tickets to the first game at the refurbished ...

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