Your guide to surviving the World Cup

The England players arrive at the Galeao Air Base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ahead of the World Cup

Your guide to surviving the World Cup

First published in News

THE squad is picked, the warm-up matches have been played and the players, manager and support team are safely in their five-star Rio de Janeiro hotel.

England are ready for action – the first match is against Italy at 11pm on Saturday – and fans abroad and back home are ready to cheer them on, particularly Saints stars Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw.

So as yet another World Cup campaign is set to begin for the Three Lions, as much planning has gone into what happens in Hampshire as on the pitch in Brazil.

Police and council staff are bracing themselves for a rise in alcohol-related crime and fake goods during the month-long tournament which kicks off when the hosts play Croatia on Thursday at 9pm.

Police have launched a Watch Your Game campaign to remind football supporters to drink sensibly and stay within the law.

They are expecting a rise in domestic abuse, drink-driving and alcohol-related violence while the World Cup is on.

Extra police patrols will be taking place at pubs and bars in Southampton city centre as fans flock to cheer on England during this year’s World Cup.

It comes as venues in the city can be given permission to extend their opening hours.

Up to 420 licensed premises in the city could serve alcohol up until 1am provided they are showing England fixtures as part of relaxed licensing laws.

The extended licensing powers will come into play on Saturday for the match against Italy but will cease if England are knocked out of the competition.

Hampshire Constabulary confirmed there will be procedures in place to cope with potential problems associated with late-night drinking, while South Central Ambulance Service will provide an emergency bus for vulnerable fans.

Justin Roberts, Hampshire Constabulary’s community safety and licensing inspector, said the force was seeking to minimise alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder.

Mr Roberts said: “The World Cup is a fantastic event and we want everyone to be able to go out and enjoy it and not have their evening ruined by drunken violence.

“Plans are in place to conduct additional high-visibility patrols in the Southampton night-time economy areas and surrounding city neighbourhoods.

“The cost of policing the demand raised by the World Cup will be absorbed into the current budget.”

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said it is expected to be readily available should demand increase during World Cup matches.

They said: “This includes adding additional crews overnight to account for any potential demands.

“We will be focussing our resources around predicted areas of high demand during the World Cup. We are very experienced at managing busy periods through New Year’s Eve and Olympic planning.”

In 2010-11 there were 1.2 million alcohol-related hospital admissions, more than double the 510,800 admissions seen in 2002-03, and about 15,000 deaths caused by alcohol.

Nationally, during the last World Cup in 2010 there was an increase in domestic abuse incidents of 27 per cent compared to the year before.

Alcohol misuse is linked to more than half a million recorded crimes, and may contribute to as many as one million assaults and about 125,000 instances of domestic violence.

Throughout June, both forces will be conducting drink/drug operations at all times throughout the day and night across the Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Every driver involved in a collision will also be breathalysed as a matter of course.

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11:14am Tue 10 Jun 14

BeyondImagination says...

My survival plan is to turn off live radio and tv. All football will be skipped through silently on Iplayer and the CD and video collection has been dusted down ready. Can't wait for July 6th.
My survival plan is to turn off live radio and tv. All football will be skipped through silently on Iplayer and the CD and video collection has been dusted down ready. Can't wait for July 6th. BeyondImagination
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11:27am Tue 10 Jun 14

southy says...

I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes
I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes southy
  • Score: -2

1:48pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Beer Monster says...

The fact that I commute around four hours a day is going to make surviving this tournament a battle against sleep deprivation for me. I'll be mostly getting up at 5am to go swimming, turn in my 7 hours at work before sloping off down the pub for the 5pm kick off and returning home for the remaining matches that evening.
The fact that I commute around four hours a day is going to make surviving this tournament a battle against sleep deprivation for me. I'll be mostly getting up at 5am to go swimming, turn in my 7 hours at work before sloping off down the pub for the 5pm kick off and returning home for the remaining matches that evening. Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

2:25pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Zexagon says...

southy wrote:
I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes
I'm sure there are some games on itv
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes[/p][/quote]I'm sure there are some games on itv Zexagon
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2:32pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes
The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs.

Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes[/p][/quote]The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs. Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube. Shoong
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Cyber__Fug says...

Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes
The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs.

Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube.
I guess dopey didn't read the daily mail yesterday then - there was a great story about a British guy and his battle with the drug barons, murderers and corrupt police.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes[/p][/quote]The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs. Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube.[/p][/quote]I guess dopey didn't read the daily mail yesterday then - there was a great story about a British guy and his battle with the drug barons, murderers and corrupt police. Cyber__Fug
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5:09pm Tue 10 Jun 14

forest hump says...

"Police have launched a Watch Your Game campaign to remind football supporters to drink sensibly and stay within the law."

How naive some people can be!
"Police have launched a Watch Your Game campaign to remind football supporters to drink sensibly and stay within the law." How naive some people can be! forest hump
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6:41pm Tue 10 Jun 14

southy says...

Cyber__Fug wrote:
Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes
The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs.

Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube.
I guess dopey didn't read the daily mail yesterday then - there was a great story about a British guy and his battle with the drug barons, murderers and corrupt police.
Information from local news in the area, what FiFA got the government to do was totally wrong, but then again are you surprise I not, looking at the amount of corruption with in FIFA it self that as come to light in the last year and what as taken place in that middle eastern country (Qatar 2022) and the number deaths.
For Brazil to host the World cup how many deaths as there been so far and how many more to come. And yes the Drug Barons who are unaffected because they live in the rich posh areas, and yes corrupt Police and Government officials, here a country that as Kid Squads, Police that pick up kids off the streets and they are never heard off again
[quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes[/p][/quote]The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs. Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube.[/p][/quote]I guess dopey didn't read the daily mail yesterday then - there was a great story about a British guy and his battle with the drug barons, murderers and corrupt police.[/p][/quote]Information from local news in the area, what FiFA got the government to do was totally wrong, but then again are you surprise I not, looking at the amount of corruption with in FIFA it self that as come to light in the last year and what as taken place in that middle eastern country (Qatar 2022) and the number deaths. For Brazil to host the World cup how many deaths as there been so far and how many more to come. And yes the Drug Barons who are unaffected because they live in the rich posh areas, and yes corrupt Police and Government officials, here a country that as Kid Squads, Police that pick up kids off the streets and they are never heard off again southy
  • Score: -1

6:54pm Tue 10 Jun 14

southy says...

Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes
The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs.

Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube.
There is loads of it on youtube and its not political rubbish it is what is really happening over there its by the people who live there where this happing
‎C.B.N‬: http://cbtv.co/19073

At least 250,000 people were evicted due to infrastructure works to host the Cup the world there is an explicit objective of expelling the lower classes outside of the center,s of the cities that are the headquarters of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, said Nelma Gusmão de Oliveira, of the State University of the Southwest of Bahia (UESB), the Argentine digital daily 'Infobae'. "It's a clear 'social cleansing'.

C.B.N: http://cbtv.co/19073 (Translated by Bing)
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes[/p][/quote]The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs. Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube.[/p][/quote]There is loads of it on youtube and its not political rubbish it is what is really happening over there its by the people who live there where this happing ‎C.B.N‬: http://cbtv.co/19073 At least 250,000 people were evicted due to infrastructure works to host the Cup the world there is an explicit objective of expelling the lower classes outside of the center,s of the cities that are the headquarters of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, said Nelma Gusmão de Oliveira, of the State University of the Southwest of Bahia (UESB), the Argentine digital daily 'Infobae'. "It's a clear 'social cleansing'. C.B.N: http://cbtv.co/19073 (Translated by Bing) southy
  • Score: -1

4:47pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Shoong says...

Cyber__Fug wrote:
Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes
The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs.

Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube.
I guess dopey didn't read the daily mail yesterday then - there was a great story about a British guy and his battle with the drug barons, murderers and corrupt police.
Yes the Daily Mail, well known bastion of integrity and honesty.

You do yourself no credit here.
[quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: I am not going to bother about the world cup this time round, not with the BBC deliberately putting about a lie and using Beckham to front that lie (also other media) about moving people by brutal force out of there homes and off the streets, the Media was trying to make out it was only Gangsters and such, But the real reality was it was whole family,s women and kids as well as adult males most innocent of any crimes[/p][/quote]The favela are no longer under control of drug gangs. Let's see your source then. And no, not some made up political rubbish on Youtube.[/p][/quote]I guess dopey didn't read the daily mail yesterday then - there was a great story about a British guy and his battle with the drug barons, murderers and corrupt police.[/p][/quote]Yes the Daily Mail, well known bastion of integrity and honesty. You do yourself no credit here. Shoong
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