Around 200 Chile fans stormed World Cup media room

Dozens of football fans were detained by security after some 200 Chile supporters stormed a World Cup media centre in the hope of seeing their team play against Spain.

Fans cover their faces as they are led out by police Credit: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The crowd of ticketless fans reportedly charged through a security checkpoint at the Maracana stadium before smashing down a glass door and breaking down a temporary wall into the press room in a bid to get access to the stands.

Chilean fans had stormed the Maracana stadium in a bid to watch their team play Spain Credit: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Around 30 people were detained by security. They were held seated on the floor and taken away by police in small groups. One female Chile fan was reported to have been injured in the scrum, and was taken outside in a wheelchair.

The incident has raised concerns for FIFA over security at the tournament.

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