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UEFA downplays risk of terrorist attack during Euro 2004

A top official with European football governing body UEFA downplayed the risk that a terrorist attack will disrupt the Euro 2004 finals which Portugal will host next summer. “Portugal does not have terrorism and there are no records of attacks in this country,” UEFA’s director of competition operations, Jacob Erel, told reporters while on a visit to Portugal. He added UEFA was “carefully monitoring the international situation” and the security measures taken so far in preparation for the football finals “give us confidence”. One in four residents of Portugal fear their country could be the target of a terrorist attack when it hosts the European football championships next year, according to a poll published earlier this month in weekly newspaper Expresso. Full Story

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