DBU tightens security ahead of Sweden game

Football association vigilant in aftermath of Paris attack

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.