UEFA: Terror threats may force games without fans

Investigating police officers work outside the Stade de France stadium after an explosion in November. (Michel Spingler/AP)

LONDON — UEFA says European Championship games could be moved to different venues in France and played without fans on another day in response to terror attacks or threats.

The contingency plans have been formulated after suicide bombers tried to enter the Stade de France during a France friendly against Germany in November. They detonated devices outside the stadium as part of a co-ordinated attack on Paris that left 130 dead.

The following week a Germany-Netherlands friendly was cancelled just before kickoff after police suspected that an explosive device could be detonated at the Hannover stadium.

Wednesday marks 100 days until Euro 2016 and France’s state of state of emergency remains in place.

UEFA tells The Associated Press "we are not aware about any specific threat but we want to be prepared."

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