Football Nantes – France is scary, UEFA is wary of Beaujoire

Winner of the Coupe de France, FC Nantes will play in the Europa League next season. But the Canaries are not yet certain to play their European matches at La Beaujoire, whose security system has not completely convinced UEFA.

Deprived of the European Cup for 18 years, FC Nantes will play in the Europa League next season. The Canaries, as winners of the Coupe de France, have validated direct access to the group stage of the C3. A great moment for the recent ninth in Ligue 1 and his fervent supporters, already ready to ignite European evenings at La Beaujoire. At least on condition that UEFA gives them permission. It is not yet recorded if we are to believe the regional daily Ouest-France.

La Beaujoire not approved

Indeed, the body headed by Aleksander Ceferin visited the FC Nantes stadium over the past two days, and ” expressed reservations about the security system for reception and control of the public “. Nothing very worrying for the Nantes management, which has planned to carry out work this summer, before the next visit by UEFA. These changes voted on by the metropolitan council should make it possible to dispel the doubts of the European body. But after the incidents of recent months, it is clear that UEFA is wary of security in French stadiums.

It must be said that the overflows were numerous during the season. We have recently witnessed violent scenes in Saint-Etienne after the barrage lost against AJ Auxerre. But above all, UEFA remains marked by the incidents of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. The government may denounce the fraud of English supporters at the Stade de France, the body still requested an independent investigation, probably suspecting flaws in the organization and security. Let’s hope that Nantes will not suffer the consequences, as its stadium is not yet approved for the Europa League.

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