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Champions League Final Police to Scan Soccer Fans' Faces

  • U.K. government sought bidders for $210,000 contract
  • Facial recognition technology has attracted privacy criticism
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Photographer: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Security at this year’s Champions League final will be aided by facial recognition technology.

Police will be able to match soccer fans’ faces against a database of known offenders in real-time, according to a contract worth 170,000 pounds ($210,000) posted on the U.K. government’s website.