2018 FIFA World Cup : France to ban big screen areas to reduce terror distress

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As the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup is all set to begin from 14th June in Russia, France has already started to take measure for tightening their security for terror issues. France has put a ban on the big screens zones for the tournament over terror fears.

Over the years, France has been targeted to numerous terrorist attacks in the recent years and on Tuesday, the country ministry has spoken about banning “big screen” areas for the FIFA World Cup in public spaces.

The terrorist threats have faded France fans hope for this World Cup 2018 tournament as the ministry has imposed a strict rule after banning big public screens for this summer.

“I remind all publicly-elected officials of the fact that ‘big screen’ zones are completely forbidden in public spaces,” said a statement from the ministry.

“In the current climate of terrorist threats, the security procedures used at the last European Championship must be deployed again, with the same degree of efficiency.”

In 2016, at the Euro Cup that was held in France, fans wanted to watch games on the big screen, but to do so they had to enter sanctioned fan zones at which there was heavy security in charge.

There was an idea to bend some rules and arrange their own big screens with fan zones but these transmissions, organised under their responsibility, can only be held in closed or strictly controlled areas (stadiums, sports venues, conference centres halls etc.)”

On May 12, a 29-year-old was killed by a Frenchman named Khamzat Azimov of Chechen who was also on the list of terrorist suspects with injuring five other people in the central Paris.

France would definitely like to win this year’s cup and repeat their work like they did it in 1998. They would surely like to win their second FIFA world cup this year. Some of the players who will be in the spotlight are Paul Pogba, Ousmane Dembele and Kylie Mbappe.

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