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"This happened, however, long after all spectators had left the stadium after the match and the incident had no impact whatsoever on the match day security operations.
"The organizing committee will engage with its stadium security provider to avoid a repeat of the situation during the course of the tournament."
A FIFA spokesman had no immediate comment.
Protesters said they gathered at the venue to complain about their wages, claiming they'd been paid a fraction of what they were promised.
"We left our homes at seven in the morning and now it is nearly 1 o'clock (a.m.)," Vincent Mkize said. Before the tournament, "In the dry run, they didn't want to tell us how much we would get."
Another of the stewards, Fanak Falakhebuengu, told the AP he had heard they would be paid 1,500 rand ($195) a day but they were only getting 190 rand ($25).
"They were supposed to give us 1,500, that's what FIFA told us, and they gave us 190. We are working from 12 o'clock until now," said another man who asked not to be named. He ran from police before he could give his name.
Many of the protesters were waving small brown envelopes that had held their pay. One handed to a reporter had the figure 190 written on it under "amount payable."
Others said they had been abandoned at the stadium after the match and would have to walk about four hours to get home. They said no transport was provided for them.
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