BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Thousands of fans missed the early stages of the World Cup match between Switzerland and Ecuador in Brasilia on Sunday because they arrived too close to kickoff and due to problems experienced by staff at the security check, organizers said.
Ticket-holding fans fumed as the game in the Brazilian capital started while they were still outside the Estadio Nacional. The stadium still had lots of seats empty when Ecuador scored in the 22nd minute to take a 1-0 lead.
“The lines in Bras
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