Al Qaeda is planning a Terrorist Attack during FIFA soccer World Cup targeting match England-USA.
USA team (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Reigning champion Italy has been alerted about a possible terror threat to it during this year’s FIFA World Cup, an official at the country’s soccer association said today.
Italy’s Interior Minister Roberto Maroni spoke with soccer association President Giancarlo Abete to discuss the threat to the event, which starts June 11 in South Africa, said a spokesman, who declined to provide further details.
The news comes two days after CBS News published a report claiming a North African group affiliated to al-Qaeda is targeting sport’s most watched event, and specifically England’s match-up with the U.S. on June 12. The report also said Italy, France and Germany were among the teams targeted.
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