EURO 2024: Ceferin worries about EM security: “World situation not ideal”

EURO 2024: Ceferin worries about EM security: “World situation not ideal”

Security is a major issue at the European Football Championships in Germany, which begin on Friday. UEFA boss Ceferin sees no concrete threat, but a major geopolitical problem.

A few days before the start of the European Football Championship in Germany, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin sees “no concrete security concerns”. But one problem for him is “the geopolitical situation in the world. More and more violence. More and more aggression. The world situation is not ideal,” said the 56-year-old Slovenian in an interview with the German Press Agency.

The head of the European Football Association is also happy, for safety reasons, not to have to host another tournament like the pan-European Euro 2021. “The last Euro in eleven countries was complicated in itself. And I don’t think that such a tournament should take place again in the future,” said Ceferin. “A Euro in eleven countries – that was tiring and also expensive. Now we finally have a classic football tournament again in a country with many advantages.”

In security matters, it is of course easier for UEFA “not to work with several countries as it did three years ago, but only with one ministry and one security apparatus. And that works very well with the German authorities,” said Ceferin.

Source: Stern

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