World Cup: FIFA investigates alleged Al Qaeda threat against US, England Match
World football governing body FIFA is set to investigate the source of threats report
ahead of England match against The United States at this year's world cup in South
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said the body was taking the threat seriously
and emphasized that every precaution would be taken to ensure fans safety .
Valcke also noted that the competition would not be taken from hosts South Africa
because of the threat . '' We have freedom in the world to celebrate what we want,
we will not stop the organization of the world cup because we got threat '' said
An Algeria-based cell, claiming to be a branch of terrorist group Al Qaeda, said it
would strike on 12 June the day of the group C match between England and USA in
The group said it will use a form of undetectable explosive that will evade security
checkpoints . The threats were made on what claims to be the jihadist online
magazine of the North African terror group al-Qaeda in the Islamic maghreb .
Meanwhile, the South African Police are insisting that their security plans are
adequate despite the threats.| Article source