After the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, the issue of security for the Euro 2016 has come into light.
The attacks will most likely result in one of the most heavily guarded tournaments in history. The France soccer association is working along with other entities in order to secure the safety of everyone attending the tournament.
Jacques Lambert, the head of the Euro 2016 organizing committee, has called for “calm heads” ahead of the tournament as they will continue to work on securing the safety of the spectators and players next summer.
“We all need to assess and decide over the coming weeks what is best for the safety of spectators at the Euros,” Lambert told The Guardian. “We have worked for three years on safety measures with the Interior Ministry and the prefectures in each of the host cities. We have not finished the job, but we still have seven months to refine, tweak, adjust. It is obvious that lessons are being learned and will be drawn from what has happened in Paris. There will be additional and different things planned. Security is the major challenge in organizing this event.”
France will play England at Wembley on Tuesday in an international friendly game. The English Football Association has said that security will be heightened at the event and the FA urges fans to arrive earlier than usual to allow for more stringent searches before being allowed into the arena.