Special police to protect Israeli footballers in Bosnia

Special security has been tightened ahead of 'high-risk' Euro 2016 qualifier between Israel and Bosnia

Special police to protect Israeli footballers in Bosnia

World Bulletin / News Desk

Special Israeli police are cooperating with their Bosnian counterparts ahead of an international football match dubbed “high risk” by officials.

Israel is scheduled to play a European Championship qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo on June 12.

A security official from the Bosnia-Herzegovina Football Federation, Adis Hajlovats, confirmed to Anadolu Agency that Israeli players and administrators would be protected by special police during their time in the country.

Hajlovats said the match is considered "high risk" therefore security would be tight.

Protecting Israeli athletes is not an uncommon security issue; safety has always been a priority since the 1972 Munich massacre of 11 Israeli Olympic team members.

Israel beat Bosnia 3-0 November 16, 2014 as part of Euro 2016 Group B qualifiers in Israeli port city of Haifa.


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