Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro holds 78,838 fans. That's 78,838 people who will be hoping that either Argentina or Germany wins the most important sporting event in the world. Since there can't be two winners, it's probably best to prepare for the worst, just in case things happen to get out of hand.
25,000 security guards should do the trick, right?
Just a few of the 25,000 security personnel at the Maracana - biggest security operation in Rio's history pic.twitter.com/aHoRiKEGuI— Dan Roan (@danroan) July 13, 2014
Look at that line of guards, stretching all the way back there. Here's a panoramic view:
Light touch security at the Maracana. pic.twitter.com/U1eK5cYWd5— Samuel Smith (@samuelsmithbbc) July 13, 2014