After a terrorist attack on Friday during France vs Germany match, whole world was shocked and lots of question were raised for the upcoming Euro championship that will be held in France next year. The Union of European Football Association [UEFA] has confirmed that the Euro 2016 will be hosted in France. Total of 132 people lost their lives in terror attack during France vs Germain friendly game and more than 350 were injured.
Euro 2016 Will Be Remain In France, Confirms UEFA
Four people died in explosions near the the Stade de France, which is due to host the final of Euro 2016 on 10th of July 2016. Fears were raised about the safety of the ground, with former striker Just Fontaine urging his countrymen to “forego” the chance to host Euro 2016.
UEFA confirmed that “Following the dramatic events that occurred on last Friday in Paris, UEFA and Euro 2016 SAS wish to reaffirm their commitment in placing safety and security at the center of their organisational plans.”
“While there is no reason to believe that the Euro might become the target of any attack, the potential terrorist threat has always been taken into account, since the beginning of the project. Euro 2016 SMS 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.”
“The Euro final draw will go ahead as scheduled on 12 December at the Palais des Congres in Paris and the final tournament will be played in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016.”
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So according to UEFA’s confirmation, the fifteenth edition of Euro 2016 is all set to be held in France next year.