“In these crazy times, when the world is going crazy from a geostrategic point of view, security is the biggest challenge,” the 56-year-old told England’s Telegraph newspaper. He has already met twice with federal Interior Minister Nancy Feiser, and more meetings are planned due to the “downright aggressive” geopolitical situation.

“It’s not just stadiums that I’m afraid of,” Ceferin said. “Because the stadiums, I am sure, will be well protected. But fans will also be in the cities.” But he urged to be optimistic. With the support of the German authorities, “who are determined to help us,” everything will go well. The possible qualification of Ukraine or Israel for the final round will further increase the scale of the security problem.

The European Championship starts on June 14 in Munich, the final is scheduled for July 14 in Berlin.
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