Security breaches admitted by French police ahead of Euro 2016


A French police chief has reportedly admitted that security at a recent soccer match held at the Stade de France – the main venue for the upcoming Euro 2016 finals – was not sufficient, reports France 24. The news outlet quotes Philippe Galli as reporting that security forces were unable to cope with crowds before and after the match. The incident (and the admission) is particularly noteworthy, as the stadium was the target of terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, when security personnel turned away two terrorists, who then detonated their explosives outside the venue.

UEFA and the French soccer authorities were in crisis talks with local representatives, reports The Telegraph, to ensure the failings are addressed before the tournament begins on June 10.

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