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South African Police Investigate World Cup Locker Room Breach


South African police Saturday launched an investigation into how an angry soccer fan entered England's locker room following its World Cup match with Algeria.

Officials with FIFA, the organization that governs world soccer, say the man was able to get past security officials at Cape Town's Green Point Stadium after Friday's scoreless draw. They say he was quickly escorted out of the locker room, but was released instead of being handed to police.

South African police are looking for the fan and say he could be charged with trespassing. Police say they will question security guards about why the man was let go.

FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot said stadium security is being tightened so "this never happens again."

An English Football Association official said no serious harm was done, but called the incident unacceptable. The association has made an official complaint to FIFA about the intrusion.

British media report the intrusion happened shortly after Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry visited the English players to help boost the team's morale.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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