"In addition, at least one US citizen was denied entry for featuring in a list of people involved with sexual abuse of minors."
Rio de Janeiro, July 10 - Since the beginning of the FIFA World Cup June 12, Brazil's Federal Police has denied entry to the country to 267 foreign citizens for various reasons.
There are many Argentinean nationals among those denied entry -- before the FIFA World Cup, the Argentine authorities sent to Brazil a list of over 2,000 so-called 'barrabravas', football fans with a history of violence in stadiums, reports Xinhua.
So far, at least 44 barrabravas had their entry denied in the country, and one was arrested in Brasilia last week after managing to get in.
Other countries sent similar lists to the Brazilian authorities, in a move to reduce violence in the stadiums and host cities.
In addition, at least one US citizen was denied entry for featuring in a list of people involved with sexual abuse of minors.
In an initiative to curb sex tourism and end abuse of minors, Brazil' s President Dilma Rousseff last month signed a decree authorising the Federal Police to deny entry to any people involved with paedophilia and sexual crimes against minors.