It is a match that will be scrutinized with particular attention. Less than a week after the fiasco of the Champions League final, the Stade de France will see the French football team and Denmark face off in the Nations League. For the occasion, the authorities are betting on a reinforced security system with 1,700 members of the police for this sold-out meeting, reports Le Parisien, Thursday, June 2.
The Paris police headquarters would like to focus on the fight against crime, while many supporters had claimed to have been attacked and robbed after the Real Madrid-Liverpool match. About twenty BAC crews, or about sixty plainclothes police, should be deployed at various points on the perimeter, in particular on the path leading to line 13 of the metro. One hundred and fifty other plainclothes police officers will provide security near the RER B and D lines. A dozen sections of the security companies, the BRAVs, including one motorized, will be on-site reinforcement.
By this consequent device, the authorities hope to reassure the spectators and the supporters. For its part, the French Football Federation (FFF) is relying on a classic organization, similar to that of Saturday, May 28, made up of 1,270 security officers. They were 1,650 the previous week. Nearly 79,000 people are expected at the Stade de France, including 1,400 Danes. Note that the RER B is once again the subject of a strike call, but traffic should remain normal.