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Schloss said South African soccer fans tended to be well-behaved -- to the extent that PSL officials don't feel the need to place rival fans in separate sections of the stadiums.
How foreign fans behave remains to be seen. Ten Argentines identified by authorities as soccer hooligans were deported Monday to Angola after being detained at Johannesburg's airport.
"Intelligence indicated that these persons would commit acts of public disorder, engage in acts of violence and provoke conflict with certain fans of opponent teams," a police statement said.
The stampede at the Nigeria-North Korea match prompted police to change their crowd-control tactics for England's training match Monday in Moruleng, a village near Sun City, against the Platinum Stars of South Africa's Premier League. Fans were asked to show their tickets more than 40 yards (meters) from the stadium to avoid any crush at the entry gates.
Thousands of police officers, many in riot gear, surrounded the stadium. No serious trouble was reported.
One fan, Sheriff Nagoro, said he'd heard about Sunday's stampede but had no fears that there could be a repeat in the relatively remote village in North West Province.
"This match is better organized -- I had no concerns at all about coming," Nagoro said.
As for Sunday's incident, the Nigeria soccer federation said it was forced to play at the Tembisa stadium because no other venue was available. FIFA, in turn, denied any responsibility -- saying the match was organized primarily by Nigerian officials.
Lt. Col. Eugene Opperman, a police spokesman, said tickets for the game were given out for free at the stadium.
"What then occurred was large groups of people gathered outside the gates wanting to come in and wanting to get free tickets. Unfortunately in the process, the gates were opened and there was a stampede," Opperman said.
The stadium is nothing like those built or renovated for the World Cup. It has concrete terraces and is surrounded by a fence with gates and no turnstiles.
"We have security plans that are there," said Col. Hangwani Mulaudzi, another police spokesman. "I think this is one of those isolated cases where we did not anticipate the large number of people who would be interested in this game."
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