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Tight security at Paris stadium for first international football match since terror attacks


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Tight security at Paris stadium for first international football match since terror attacks

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There has been beefed up security at the Stade de France in Paris, for the first international football match since the November terror attacks.

All fans going to the friendly between France and Russia were searched twice and vehicles were also checked.

Dominique, a France supporter, had a clear message: “Events can happen in markets, in any stadium. Don’t be scared. It can happen anywhere and we don’t have to pander to those who commit these tragic acts.”

Another France fan, Melodie, added: “Everything is in place concerning security. When you arrive in the car park, your body is searched and the car is checked on the inside.”

Around 12-hundred security workers and hundreds of police and gendarmerie officers were involved in Tuesday’s operation.

The crowd also observed a minute of silence before the match, in memory of those killed in last week’s Brussels bombings.

France will host the Euro 2016 soccer tournament this summer, with games being played in ten stadiums.

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