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SBD Global/July 8, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Argentine First Division's AFA Plus Biometric Admission System Will Kick Off In August

The Argentine FA "wants football without violence," according to CLARIN. For them, "the best tool that can be offered is the AFA Plus system." The system, which administers biometric entrance into Argentine football stadiums, will go into effect in August. As part of this system, each fan will have to be registered in a National Fan Register. Enrolling in the NFR will require fans to "register their name, picture, address, National Identity Document number and digital fingerprint." Argentine First Division side Estudiantes VP Fernando Cassalla said, "The system will be used in August, but it will be a work in progress, because there is a lot left to do." Only eight First Division clubs -- Lanús, Quilmes, Racing, Atlético Rafaela, Colón, Newell's, Arsenal and Tigre -- have stadiums completely ready to put AFA Plus into practice for the next tournament. Second division clubs Independiente and Unión have the facilities in place, but will not use the system initially (CLARIN, 7/5).
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