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FIFA security head says rampage by Chile fans at Maracana stadium was 'embarrassing' lapse

  • Detained fans of Chile's national soccer team, are marched away by security forces toward a holding area, after they broke through a stadium security checkpoint, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday June 18, 2014. Nearly 100 rampaging Chilean fans busted through the checkpoint at the Maracana stadium Wednesday, sprinting through a large media room and breaking down walls trying to find a way into the sold-out Spain vs. Chile World Cup match. (AP Photo/Jorge Sainz)

    Detained fans of Chile's national soccer team, are marched away by security forces toward a holding area, after they broke through a stadium security checkpoint, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday June 18, 2014. Nearly 100 rampaging Chilean fans busted through the checkpoint at the Maracana stadium Wednesday, sprinting through a large media room and breaking down walls trying to find a way into the sold-out Spain vs. Chile World Cup match. (AP Photo/Jorge Sainz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chile fans run through the press center prior to the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Akmal Rajput)

    Chile fans run through the press center prior to the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Akmal Rajput)  (The Associated Press)

  • A door is damaged after Chile fans broke into the press center prior to the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Akmal Rajput)

    A door is damaged after Chile fans broke into the press center prior to the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Akmal Rajput)  (The Associated Press)

FIFA director of security Ralf Mutschke says it's "embarrassing" that dozens of ticketless Chile fans broke into the Maracana Stadium on Wednesday.

Mutschke says security operations at the World Cup venue must "improve in order that this will not happen again."

Brazilian authorities say 87 Chile fans were detained after smashing their way into the stadium media center ahead of their team's 2-0 win against Spain.

It was the second security lapse at the Maracana, which hosts the final on July 13. Some Argentina fans jumped fences trying to watch their team play last Sunday.

Hilario Medeiros, security manager for Brazil's organizing committee, says "operational procedures are being reassessed."

Medeiros says "definitely you will see a difference in the next event."

The Maracana hosts Belgium vs. Russia on Sunday.