DIEGO WATCHES MATCH WITH DAUGHTER
Argentine football icon Diego Armando Maradona was able to enter the Mineirao arena in Belo Horizonte to watch Argentina beat Iran, after having been denied access to see the Albiceleste opener against Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro last Sunday.
Diego watched Messi and co together with his daughter Giannina -- former wife of national team attacker Sergio Aguero, who didn't play a good game.
At 10 minutes of the first half, the stadium camera spotted Diego and fans started to chant the classic “Maradoooooo, Maradoooooo” from every stand.
Then, as a tease towards Brazilians, Argentine fans compared Diego with local Pele, saying the former Boca star is better than the Brazilian star: “Brasilero, brasilero, que amargado se te ve, Maradona es mas grande, es mas grande que Pele” [Brazilian, Brazilian, you look so bitter, Maradona is greater, he is greater than Pele].
SECURITY BREACH NEAR ARGENTINA TEAM BUS
Brazilian police used non-lethal munitions on Saturday to disperse a group of World Cup fans who breached a security line protecting the Argentina team bus.
Four Brazilians, three Argentines and one Colombian were slightly wounded in the incident near the stadium in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte, the military police said.
"With the aim of allowing the bus's access to the stadium, police had to use non-lethal munitions to disperse the fans who passed the security perimeter," the military police said in a statement.
The statement did not say what sort of security was around the bus.
It also failed to indicate the type of munitions used, though Brazilan police tend to use rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades in protests.
The security breach took place before Argentina defeated Iran 1-0 at Mineirao Stadium.
ENGLAND NEED TO GET 'NASTY'
England striker Wayne Rooney believes his country's players need to acquire more "nastiness" if they are to arrest 48 years of underachievement at major international tournaments.
The 1966 world champions were dumped out of the World Cup on Friday, halfway through the competition's group phase, after losing 2-1 to both Italy and Uruguay in their first two Group D matches.
Rooney has now tasted disappointment at five major competitions and having seen England flop in Brazil despite preparations that were widely considered to be ideal, he feels the problem is one of mentality.
"I think you look at teams who have won the tournament over previous years and you can see that nastiness in them. I think we need to get that in us," he told a group of journalists in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.