Fans could be shut out of Euro 2016
Matches at Euro 2016 could be played behind closed doors if the terrorism threat rises within the next three months, according to the UEFA executive committee vice-president Giancarlo Abete.
Following the horrific events in Brussels on Tuesday, Abete told Radio24: “Euro 2016 is the kind of event that we can’t delay or postpone.
“We can’t exclude the possibility of playing behind closed doors, as we cannot exclude terrorism. If we talked about potentially cancellable games, such as a friendly or a competitive match, they could be moved to another date.
“Obviously this would not be the case. But we are talking about games which are staged for June whereas, today, we are going through a very urgent emergency.”
However, Wales manager Chris Coleman says he expects the tournament which starts in France on June 10 to be “incredibly secure”.
And that he was confident UEFA would do it’s “utmost” to keep everyone safe.
“I think these people would have us stay in our houses, locked up 24 hours a day if we let them have their way,” Coleman told the BBC. “That shouldn't happen.
“We’ve all got to go there and enjoy the tournament, try to entertain as best we can.”