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Hello friends,

 

I have ready the tickets to fly to Brazil and a friend told me that he heard somewhere that FIFA will not be allowing people to enter the stadiums with tablets or phones from any different brand, but samsung only.

 

Is that true?

 

Just wondering, because Samsung is sponsoring something... ?

 

 

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I am going to say no, I have no clue about anything related to this but it would be VERY difficult to manage.  

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Obviously complete nonsense. Do you really need asking?

At the very worst it'll be like the Olympics, where inside a certain radius they didn't allow businesses that weren't on the list to operate (even going as far as "disabling" bank machines that weren't managed by companies on the approved list).

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Thanks Friends!

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I am sure thats absolute nonsense. Think of how many iDevice users they would alienate. They would lose truck loads of money. 

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If you read the article they prohibit ALL tablets not just certain ones.

 

English translation of the link above:

 

 

SAN PABLO - FIFA reported on its official website a Code of Conduct in the stadium that determines what the fan may or may not lead to the World Cup in Brazil.

In a long list, the company warns that entering stadiums with items such as personal computers (including tablets), bottles, musical instruments (including vuvuzelas, the plastic horns that became popular in the South Africa World Cup in 2010) will be prohibited Large quantities or rolls of paper as well as devices that emit laser beams.

Large objects are also veto with measures exceeding 25 cm, 25 cm wide and 25 cm deep, which can not be stored under the seats.

The flags are to be measured, is more than 2 meters per 1.5 meters, and that the holding rods have to be flexible.

Fifa allowed into the sands with cigarette lighters. Also the input guide dogs, provided the documents proving visual impairment are presented person who carries and scoring the animal for its function.

The Code warns the public about the behavior to remain within the stadiums. "All visitors to the stadium and accredited persons, as applicable, must occupy only the seat indicated on your income and enter the door designated, unless the authorities of the Fifa World instruct him in another sense," says the document .

 

 I also found a list on http://thebrazilbusiness.com/article/code-of-conduct-for-the-2014-world-cup

 

 

Forbidden Items

The items listed below can enter the stadium only if authorized by FIFA World Cup Authorities, otherwise the are forbidden and their entrance will be barred.

  • Arms of any type or objects that allow violence.
  • Anything that can be used as arms or to cut, hit or stab, or as a projectile, especially long umbrellas and other similar items.
  • Bottles, glasses (plastic cups are allowed), jars, cans or any other closed packaging that can be through and cause lesions, as well as, any other objects made with glass or fragile material.
  • Fireworks, signposts, bombs and other products that perform similar effects.
  • Liquids of any type (including alcoholic beverages), except for products bought at a stadium vender.
  • Narcotics and stimulants.
  • Materials related to offensive, xenophobic, racist, charitable or ideological causes.
  • Flagpoles or posters, being allowed only flexible plastic poles that don

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If you read the article they prohibit ALL tablets not just certain ones.

 

English translation of the link above:

 

 

 I also found a list on http://thebrazilbusiness.com/article/code-of-conduct-for-the-2014-world-cup

 

Very interesting found... then it is true... no tablets... very interesting.. well at least phones are allowed... good to know...

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Are they allowing those stupid vuvuzelas?

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Are they allowing those stupid vuvuzelas?

According to the list above, no. Thank God!

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Phones should be ok. lol they discriminate tablets for their "used for the purposes of transmission or disseminating sound, pictures, descriptions or results of the events in the internet or in other channels."

 

As if cellphones can't do that? lol

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This is a stupid list, and one of the reasons i hate certain events, why is it considered dangerous to take my own drinks into the stadium? Why can't I record video? 

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Beware of flying toilets.

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