Violent fans banned from entering Brazil for Copa America

RIO DE JANEIRO — Soccer fans with a record of violence have been banned from Brazil in the run-up to the Copa America which is being staged in June and July, Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said.

Immigration agents at international airports and land borders have been instructed to bar entry to people who are flagged as "members of fan clubs involved with violence in stadiums."

Brazil's Federal Police agency, which controls immigration, said its data system will be updated with a list of people associated with violent fan clubs, and it will alert border agents if they try to enter the country.

Brazil also banned fans with a known history of violence when the country staged the 2014 World Cup.

The ban for the Copa America starts immediately and will remain until the final on July 7.

The Copa America opens with Brazil facing Bolivia on June 14 in Sao Paulo.

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