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TOP LEVEL TALKS ON WORLD CUP SECURITY

Organisers said they had sent a report to U.S. athletics officials outlining the security plans and “guaranteeing” the safety of the team.

A comprehensive security plan, involving police and the army, will be unveiled next Thursday.

The American team is still scheduled to compete in the World Cup in Johannesburg from September 11-13, despite a fatal blast this week at a U.S.-franchised restaurant in Cape Town.

U.S. Track and Field chief executive Craig Masback told Reuters that the possibility of the team withdrawing from the Cup had not even been discussed.
Reuters