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World Cup strike spreads to half of venues

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A strike by World Cup stadium stewards over a wage dispute spread to half of the tournament's 10 venues Tuesday.

Johannesburg police say they were drafting in more than 1,000 officers to guarantee security for the game between Brazil and North Korea later Tuesday at Ellis Park.

At about the same time, several hundred guards walked off the job at Soccer City, the main World Cup stadium in Johannesburg.

Police said they have also taken over security at stadiums in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, where Portugal and Ivory Coast are playing.

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