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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 2:14 pm | Updated: 2:46 pm, Fri Jul 11, 2014.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 25,000 soldiers and police, the biggest security detail in Brazil's history, will be deployed around Rio de Janeiro to control Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium.

Jose Mariano Beltrane, security secretary for the state of Rio de Janeiro, says the contingent will be the largest in Brazil's history with 9,300 Brazilian defense forces and at least 10,000 military police.

Beltrane says "we need to ensure that this event goes off like all the other games in the World Cup."

Asked about the large numbers, Beltrane says "I prefer to have a great number of men rather than to be caught by surprise."

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