The final phase of the European Championship of 2016 irrevocably no longer be held in France. And it was not possible to change the seat. This big country that bears the name of France, had spent several million euros to build new stadiums, but to improve and airports. That´s why thousands of people worked. How far was getting the UEFA decision and give its headquarters to another country. It was unlikely and unfair.
Certainly no one can ignore and terrorist attacks leveled at Paris, Friday, November 13 who wager the lives of 129 people, and there are 350 injured, something that unfortunately will raise the number since many of them are quite serious.
But as stated the president of the Organizing Committee, Saturday, November 14, Jacques Lambert: “To consider the cancellation of Euro 2016 would like to reward the terrorists.” He added: “The level of risk has increased, but there is no reason why the situation affecting our anti-terrorist plan for Euro 2016. It taken all the necessary decisions so that the Euro 2016 can proceed in the most efficient conditions. Safety stadiums works well, the risk is on the street, spontaneous gatherings”.
For three years now, the Organizing Committee of Euro 2016 has worked and continues to work closely with the authorities to develop the most appropriate mechanisms to guarantee the security of the tournament. Everyone is convinced that the necessary measures will be taken and to ensure that all stakeholders.
A few hours earlier it is worth noting the top scorer of the 1958 World Cup, Just Fontaine (13 goal – record) in a statement asked the country to renounce the right of hosting the event, claiming he was “very dangerous”.
Characteristics stated in German “Die Welt”: “I cracked my heart to say this, because it is anxious for the European Championship, but I think that France should abandon the idea of organizing. Any other country can hold, but not us. I fear much that will recur Black Friday”.
Normally in France
The European confederation having studied and heard in all respects, and rightly decided to give the opportunity to organize in France as scheduled the final phase of the top sporting event in Europe for the summer of 2016.
Intercompany services in France in partnership with several of both Germany and other European countries will contribute in their own way to help the French. So that the security of millions of viewers expected to flow in the stadiums of France to be the best possible.
Leadership UEFA with an official announcement said: “The draw for the final phase of the Euro will proceed normally on December 12 in Palais des Congres, Paris and the final phase in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016”
Finally it is noted that it is the first time that the final phase of the European Championship will take place with the participation of 24 teams !!!