Pienaar calms World Cup fears

Everton's South Africa midfielder Steven Pienaar is confident that the summer's World Cup will go off without any major security issues.

Pienaar has allayed fears that the terrorist attack on the Togo squad at the Africa Cup of Nations Cup could be repeated at the World Cup.

Three members of the support team driving the Togo squad to their training base were shot dead on Friday following a gun attack which has led to the team being recalled from the tournament.

However, Everton midfielder Pienaar claims he has no fears about security at the summer's World Cup.

"It will definitely not have any impact on the World Cup. It is something that's happened but South Africa and Angola are two different worlds apart," he explained.

"I understand how people might be worried. They have seen what has happened and think it might happen in South Africa. But it's two different worlds. This would not happen in South Africa."

Speaking about the future of the Africa Cup of Nations, he added:"People love the game in Africa, they live for football.

"An incident like this is disappointing but I think the tournament should go ahead."

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