SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian government officials say the security model for next year's World Cup should be used for local matches to curb fan violence.
The announcement comes less than a week after hundreds of rival fans confronted each other inside a stadium in the final round of the Brazilian league, sending images of violence across the world.
After a meeting in Brasilia on Thursday, high-level government officials said the World Cup security plan was tested in the Confederations Cup and should be used as a reference for local competitions. The plan includes an integrated intelligence service and security control centers inside stadiums.
The Confederations Cup was marked by violence, but outside the stadiums. Despite the protests, organizers say that tournament was a success because no games were disrupted and no teams were affected.
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