UEFA satisfied with improved security measures at Euro 2016

UEFA satisfied with improved security measures at Euro 2016
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Published June 17th, 2016 - 14:29 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Kallen said UEFA is working well together with French organizers and authorities
Kallen said UEFA is working well together with French organizers and authorities

UEFA is very satisfied with improved security at Euro 2016 stadiums and cities in the wake last weekend's trouble in Marseille, the ruling body said on Friday.

French organizers had stepped up their measures afterthe violent clashes involving Russian and England fans before their game last Saturday, and Russian fans charging into a section of English fans after the game.

While there was a little more trouble on the eve of England's second game against Wales in Thursday, the situation appears to have calmed down now, partly also because UEFA imposed a suspended disqualification on the Russian federation.

"We are satisfied but not fully satisfied," tournament director Martin Kallen said on Friday, adding that complete satisfaction could only come if there were no incidents at all.

Kallen said UEFA is working well together with French organizers and authorities, but also admitted "we didn't expect such a kind of violence in Marseille."

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