FIFA has confirmed that it will increase match-day security after an angry England fan confronted David Beckham after Group C's goalless draw with Algeria. "It is of course totally unacceptable for FIFA that a fan finds his way up to the dressing rooms of any participating team at any FIFA competition," FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot said.
"Security will be tightened so this never happens again."
Local police spokesman Colonel Billy Jones said that officials were able to waylay the man before he confronted players directly.
"Somebody who is believed to be an England supporter managed to get into the changing room of the England team," he said.
"There is no report he engaged with any of the team members. He was removed from the dressing room by one of the Fifa officials."
The officials then apparently allowed the man to slip back into the crowd at the end of the match - he was not handed over to police.
"The man was wearing a red t-shirt and jeans. We believe he is still in Cape Town," Colonel Jones added, saying that the fan could face a trespassing charge if apprehended.
England spokesman Mark Whittle clarified the confusing surrounding the events last night by saying that the fan had been apprehended and ejected by England's own security team.
"We reported the incident to FIFA. That is all there is to it," said Whittle.