A minority of Chile fans' fanaticism overcame them on Wednesday as they broke down a barrier at the Maracanã stadium and stormed its media centre ahead of their country's World Cup clash with Spain.
Supporters poured into the press area and overcame security around an hour before kick-off, however it was last reported the group were eventually detained.
Media center wall destroyed pic.twitter.com/gSSekeCh0G— Sam Laird (@samcmlaird) June 18, 2014
Scene in Maracana media center after/during a bit of chaos. https://t.co/pc0pvG8wa3— Sam Laird (@samcmlaird) June 18, 2014
Chaos in the media centre - which has been stormed by a bunch of Chilean fans. Bit of damage done. pic.twitter.com/vjrp6TVqHA— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) June 18, 2014
Complete chaos in the Maracana press centre. Group of Chile fans running amok pic.twitter.com/2ngmjZqfWi— Gavin Hamilton (@WorldSoccerEd) June 18, 2014
Total chaos at Maracana as dozens of Chile fans break through fences + charge into press centre. pic.twitter.com/zl9cCBJFlB— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) June 18, 2014
BREAKING NEWS. Massive invasion of Chile fans into press area at Maracana as walls collapse pic.twitter.com/HcSflSLwpr— Reda Maher (@Reda_Eurosport) June 18, 2014