On Tuesday the May 18 it was made clear to the public, that a known terrorist had planned to make an attack on the Danish national team and their fans during the match against the Netherlands.
Needless to say, this comes to a shock to everyone who was looking forward to enjoying a World Cup in the spirit of friendly rivalry.
Fortunately the terrorist has now been arrested, and the Danish players can again focus on their preparations for the World Cup.
Of course this brings up the question of the level of security under the World Cup, remembering the tragedy concerning the Togo national team during this year’s African Nations Cup.
However, the fact that the terrorist was apprehended a month before the World Cup, is reassuring, and indeed the Danish national team has expressed that they are confident their safety is guaranteed is South Africa.
Something that allows all of us fans to focus on the beautiful game, and enjoy what promises to be a great World Cup.