After last November’s attacks in Paris, when 130 individuals were murdered, France stays under an extreme state of emergency.

More than 90,000 officers will monitor the Euro 2016 competition. There are 7 million fans expected to arrive at the ten venues, which host matches.

Paris is one of them, with games also taking place in Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.

The US and British governments have both cautioned fans that they could be in danger.

However, the organizers, UEFA, and French authorities claimed they have done everything conceivable to keep the 2.5 million fans expected at the 51 matches safely.

Paris alone will have a security force of no less than 13,000 to secure two zones and two stadiums, with the nation’s very delicate situation permitting additional police forces to lead searches and put individuals under arrest.

With a reported 500,000 British fans among the seven million supporters in France, the British Foreign Office has warned that stadiums, fan zones and main travel nodes are possible targets for assaults or attacks.

200 security staff are inside the city’s fan zone, with 3,400 police and military officers working every day and hundreds more waiting on call if necessary.

Damien Castelain, president of the Lille locale, said that the fan zone is a secure spot.


Nearby the terror threat, French authorities have additionally been compelled to manage significant weather conditions and challenges over work law changes.

Strikes in Paris could bring issues for supporters heading to the 80,000-limit national stadium.

An underground Metro line to the stadium will have extra trains running.


President Francois Hollande said he would take the necessary measures to make sure that labor working in the national rail and infrastructure strikes would not disrupt the tournament.

He said that the state would assume its full responsibilities and public services will be provided.

Pilots from Air France have started a four-day strike on the second day of the Euro 2016 competition.

Air France has canceled up to 30% of its flights on Saturday that could disrupt plans for thousands of football fans. The pilots riot because of the planned pay cuts and changes to working conditions.

English and Russian football fans were captured in Marseille after police utilized tear gas to disperse them on Friday and Saturday.

Also, the Russian and French hooligans riot against police and fight each other.

A major state of emergency is established in France because of the possible attacks and aggressive fans.


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