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Security talks in Amsterdam

UEFA, in co-operation with the Dutch National Football Information Point, has brought together various parties in Amsterdam to discuss safety and security issues related to international football matches.

Stewarding and security are major issues for UEFA
Stewarding and security are major issues for UEFA ©UEFA.com

UEFA, in co-operation with the Dutch National Football Information Point (CIV), has brought together various parties in Amsterdam to discuss safety and security issues related to international football matches.

Match safety and security
The meeting was attended by representatives of European police and governmental bodies, security officers of UEFA and the national football associations, and security officials of the clubs taking part in this season's UEFA Champions League. "The event provided an opportunity to initiate the security planning for the UEFA Champions League group stage matches, to exchange information about the participating clubs and to share experiences and highlight good and bad practices," said UEFA's head of stadium and security Marc Timmer.

Close co-operation
UEFA insists that efficient security measures in and around stadiums are essential for football's future well-being. Consequently, close co-operation is being pursued between all the relevant parties in preventing and tackling disorder and violence in the game. The meeting in Amsterdam is another effort to ensure a safe, secure and service-orientated match environment. "The Amsterdam meeting further develops the philosophy of co-operation on safety and security issues fostered under the UEFA President's guidance," said UEFA's director of communications William Gaillard.