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‘UEFA Championship matches could be played behind closed doors’

UEFA is drawing up anti-terror contingency plans for the event in France.

Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium in Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris' suburb on November 13, 2015 after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. Picture:AFP

JOHANNESBURG - With 100 days to go until the start of the European Football Championships, organisers have suggested matches could be played behind closed doors in the event of a terror alert.

European football's governing body, UEFA, is drawing up anti-terror contingency plans for the event in France.

The move follows November's Paris attacks, which included attempts to detonate explosives at the Stade de France during friendly international between France and Germany.

Tournament director Martin Kallen said, "If there is a security issue, we would need to play the match without fans."

Organisers have indicated moving matches to different venues is another option being considered.

While Kallen says there are no signs of any extreme threats or alarming issues, he has suggested matches could possibly be postponed.

The match between France and Germany at the Stade de France was one of several targets in the 13 November attacks.

The stadium will host the opening game of the tournament between France and Romania on 10 June, as well as the final.

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