FIFA says tear gas could stop World Cup matches
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -FIFA says World Cup matches in Brazil next year will be stopped if tear gas from protests outside stadiums affects players.
The Confederations Cup has witnessed clashes between anti-government protesters and police outside some stadiums.
Police used rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas, but FIFA won't tell the security officials to exercise restraint next year.
FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke says he's asking the government "to provide the security we need to organize the World Cup, I am not asking them how to deal with security.''
Tear gas has wafted into some Confederations Cup games. "Any time the 22 players on the pitch cannot play, then you have to stop,'' Valcke said of World Cup games.