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DBU tightens security ahead of Sweden game

Football association vigilant in aftermath of Paris attack

There will be a number of initiatives in place to tighten security (photo: Erik Cleves Kristensen)
November 16th, 2015 10:59 am| by Christian W

DBU, the Danish football association, says it will beef up its security at Parken Stadium for Denmark’s critical Euro 2016 play-off decider against Sweden tomorrow night.

DBU’s head of communications, Jacob Høyer, said there would be a number of initiatives in place to tighten security, including more stringent entrance control.

The move comes in the wake of the co-ordinated terror attack in Paris on Friday night that left 129 dead and hundreds injured.

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Serious terror threat
During the attack in Paris, a suicide bomber attempted to gain entrance to the friendly between France and Germany with a bomb strapped to his upper body.

Security personnel at the game denied the man entrance to the Stade de France, so he withdrew and detonated a few metres away at 21:20, the first of three explosions around the stadium that night.

The Danish police and intelligence agency PET are keeping a vigilant eye out following the Paris attack, and the police evaluate the terror threat against Denmark as being serious.

The game against Sweden kicks off at 20:45 tomorrow night.