EURO 2016 Will Not Be Played Behind Closed Door – UEFA


With the recent terrorist attack in Belgium, where a severe attack was launched on Brussels airport and a metro station. An incident that has left 31 people dead and several others injured.

has on Wednesday moved an international friendly against Portugal away from Brussels after the militant attack on the city.

has started making contingency plans for the European Championships in . The European football governing body has resolved not to play the 2016 tournament in behind closed door.

The Islamic State assaults on Paris and Brussels over the past four months have increased the security spotlight on the 24-nation European Championships due to start in Paris on June 10.

The reason being that playing the tournament behind closed doors would remove the glamour from the game and it could further open the showpiece for further and unexpected attacks.

One of the deadly suicide attacks in Paris on November 13 was against the Stade de and security will again be heightened when play Russia there on Tuesday, authorities said. ’s games against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on Friday has also been confirmed.

However has planned to beef up security ahead of the tournament in France.

UEFA also expressed confidence in the money-spinning event but added that it had planning for “crisis situations.” “We are confident that all security measures will be in place for a safe and festive Euro and therefore there are no plans to play matches behind closed-doors,” UEFA spokesman Pedro Pinto told AFP.






Source: Vanguard

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