Bafana have been eliminated in the group stage at AFCON 2015. Have your say on our Forum!
Get Sport24 on your mobile
Rio de Janeiro - A Brazilian bomb squad blew up a bag deemed suspicious that was left near a metro station entrance close to the stadium where the Soccer World Cup game between Germany and France was underway.
Associated Press journalists saw the events while authorities closed the metro station as a precaution.
The Federal Police said in a statement it investigated a bomb threat near Maracana stadium but that no explosive device was found. Further details were not provided.
Few people were near the metro station when the bomb squad acted because tens of thousands of fans were inside the stadium watching the game.
Some surrounding roads were also closed while the bomb squad investigated. The incident lasted about 20 minutes.
The metro was reopened after the bag was detonated and before Germany beat France 1-0.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.