Football: France to deploy 90,000 security for Euro 2016

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PARIS: France said on Wednesday it will deploy more than 90,000 police and security guards for Euro 2016, vowing to do “everything possible to avoid a terrorist attack” during the football tournament that starts next month. The announcement followed chaos on Saturday at the Stade de France national stadium when smoke bombs were set off during the national cup final, sparking panic. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told the sports daily L’Equipe that the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille should not be considered a test for Euro 2016. Cazeneuve later wrote on Twitter that 77,000 police and paramilitary police would be deployed, along with 13,000 private security guards.

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