Prefect of the French Department of Haute-Garonne announced that exceptional security measures at the football match of the European championship on football between national teams of Russia and Wales, which will be held in Toulouse on June 20. It is reported by French newspaper La Depeche du Midi.
Earlier, the match was assigned to the third evaluation of the four possible scale related risks. So now the risk level raised to the maximum.
To provide security at the event will be 1900 police officers and gendarmes, which is 600 more than was previously announced.
Exceptional measures will be taken by shops and bars are located in “sensitive” areas – the area of the stadium. Bars 19 and 20 June will be closed at midnight.
According to the publication, to support Russia and Wales to Toulouse will arrive at 10 thousand fans on each side. It is assumed that among them are about 150 hooligans.
In France, the European championship football in 2016. The first match between Russia and England in Marseille ended in a draw – 1:1. Following the match in Lille was held between the national teams of Russia and Slovakia. Then Russia lost with a score 1:2. The next match between Russia and Wales will take place on 20 June in Toulouse.
On June 13 the Russian football team and head coach Leonid Slutsky appealed to the Russian fan with a call to behave “correctly”. “We appeal to all Russian football fans who plan to attend matches in Lille and Toulouse, with an earnest request — behave correctly, do not break the rules of conduct at stadiums and public places,” – said in the appeal.