Brazil's official World Cup musical instrument banned

Last Updated: Sun, May 12, 2013 10:00 hrs

Rio de Janeiro, May 12 (IANS) Police in Brazil have banned the use of the caxirola - the country's version of the vuvuzela - from a 2014 World Cup football stadium amid safety concerns.

The caxirola will be prohibited from a local match at Salvador's FonteNova stadium in Salvador slated for late Sunday after hundreds of the plastic objects were thrown onto the pitch by fans during a match last month, reports Xinhua.

It is understood the caxirola still has government backing to be the official musical instrument of next month's Confederation's Cup and the World Cup.

Created by musician Carlinhos Brown, it is made from recycled plastic and consists of a small basket of woven straw filled with dried seeds.

The instrument was inspired by the success of the vuvuzela at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

According to Brown, the caxirola has already been given approval to join governing body FIFA's line of official World Cup products.

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