U.S. aids South Africa in bioterror fight before World Cup

Word has begun circulating online that the June 12 USA vs. England World Cup soccer match is a prime Al-Qaeda target, prompting the U.S. State Department to provide extensive training to South African police to deal with potential bioterror or nuclear attacks.

“The game...is broadcast live," an online Jihadist magazine said, according to FoxNews.com. "The stadium is full of a Crusader audience while the sound of a blast shocks the stands and turns the stadium on its head. God willing, there will [be] dozens and hundreds of casualties. 50 grams alone are sufficient for such an operation,” reads a post on the online magazine.

“All the inspection barriers and the x-ray screening machines the U.S. may send after reading this article will not bring about the discovery of the manner in which these explosives will be brought into the stadium, for a simple reason that will be made known at the appropriate time.”

The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security has begun providing support to South Africa, which is in the process of increasing its security preparations for the World Cup.

"Specifically, Anti-Terrorism Assistance has provided underwater explosive, critical incident and special events management, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and related equipment training," a Diplomatic Security agent told FoxNews.com in a statement. "Diplomatic Security has also provided equipment grants to assist the South African Police Service."