Brussels terror attacks: Uefa committed to 'safe and secure' Euro 2016

At least 30 people were killed and an estimated 200 injured after three suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital

Samuel Stevens
Tuesday 22 March 2016 18:19
Uefa European Championship trophy
Uefa European Championship trophy

Uefa have moved to reaffirm their commitment to ensuring the European Championship in France will be “safe and secure” following the terrorist attacks in Brussels this morning.

At least 30 people were killed and an estimated 200 injured after two devices were detonated by suicide bombers at Zaventem Airport just before 7am local time while a third was set off at Maalbeek Metro station an hour later.

Isis have since claimed responsibility for the attacks five months after carrying out a coordinated attack in Paris, one of the several host cities for this summer’s tournament, which resulted in the death of 130 people in Paris.

The Stade de France, scheduled to host the opening match between France and Romania on 10 June, was one of the targets.

The European football administrative body said: “Following today's events in Brussels, Uefa wishes to reaffirm its commitment in placing safety and security at the centre of its organisational plans for Uefa Euro 2016.

“Euro 2016 SAS and all stakeholders involved in the organisation of the tournament will continue their joint work and will regularly monitor the level of risk for the tournament and their respective organisational plans.

“For over three years now, Euro 2016 SAS has been working closely with the relevant authorities to develop the most appropriate mechanisms in order to guarantee a safe and secure tournament and all necessary measures are being taken to ensure that is the case for all involved.”

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