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Misterious green laser light used during Argentina match.

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A green beam could be seen being shone at several players, and in the direction of Argentina coach Diego Maradona, during the match, and raises questions over how such an item was able to be smuggled through the supposedly tight security checkpoints.

A statement from Fifa read: ”We noticed this incident once and immediately asked the stadium security to look into the matter.

”According to the information that we have at this time, the incident only occurred once. Also at the time of writing, we have not received any comment from any of the teams.”

Nicolas Maingot, the head of Fifa’s media department, added: “I don’t have reports that the security perimeters are not working. Security perimeters are essential for any big competition and are important for the smooth process of security. That is functioning well.

“The laser was stopped immediately, it was used once during the game and we didn’t see it any longer. We informed the relevant people in charge at the game and it was very quickly stopped.”

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