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Incidents mar South America Cup final in Sao Paulo

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Dressing room brawl, local police accused of brutality, the South America Cup final here between Sao Paulo and Argentine side Tigre was marred by serious incidents less than two years before Brazil hosts the World Cup. 

Security guards on duty ahead of the Copa Sudamericana final at Morumbi stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on December 12, 2012. The South American Cup final was stopped at half-time when players from Argentine side Tigre claimed they were attacked by Brazilian security forces in their dressing room.

Tigre refused to emerge for the second half in the second leg tie against Sao Paulo late Wednesday with the game abandoned and the title awarded to the Brazilian team.

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