The German organisers of the 2006 World Cup finals are confident that they will be able to prevent any pitch invasions at next year’s finals, despite several games being interrupted in this summer’s Confederations Cup.
Spectators have run on to the field of play in four matches in the 16-game Confederations Cup tournament in Germany.
“It really unnerves me and disrupts the match. Of course we have to manage this,” organising committee chairman Franz told a press conference with FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
“There will always be madmen all over the world who will always try to find loopholes in the system, but we will find a solution,” he said Monday.
The latest ‘invader’, brandished a flag during the Brazil v Argentina semi-final in Nuremberg, admitting he had been paid by a United States-based Internet gambling site.