FBI agents train Brazilian officers for 2014 WCup

FBI agents have spent three days in Brazil helping train local

police officers to respond in case of terrorist attacks during the

2014 World Cup.

The Sao Paulo state public safety department said Friday the

training included lectures about emergency response and

investigation technique involving chemical and bacterial agents and

even nuclear attacks.

Brazil has never been the target of a major terrorist attack.

But local authorities say the country may be at risk in the next

few years as it hosts high-profile sporting events such as the

World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Rio was picked to host the first Olympics in South America.

Brazil will be organizing the World Cup for the first time since

1950, and the Confederations Cup will be held next year.