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The Metropolitan Directorate of Internal Affairs (SDVR) announced that it will take measures to protect public order at the match of the U21 youth national football team against Estonia at the Alexander Shalamanov Stadium in Sofia. The youth Euro 2025 qualifying match is on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
A buffer zone will be built around the stadium. The traffic regime will be implemented through two checkpoints on “Koloman” street – one on the side of “Ovcha Kupel” blvd. and the second on the side of “Slavia” street.
“To avoid overcrowding, due to the thorough checks, we invite spectators to take advantage of the open entrances to the stadium at 5:00 p.m.,” the police said in a statement.
The SDVR reports that checks of persons will be carried out in front of the stadium in order to identify perpetrators of anti-social events from the evening of November 16, when the protest against the leadership of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFS) took place, which led to clashes.
It will be ensured that people who are banned from attending sports events are not admitted, and minors can enter the stadium only with an adult companion and a pre-filled
“We call on all those who will go to support the youth national team, to be careful and not allow themselves to be involved in provocations,” the message from the SDVR also states.
The youth national team is in third place in Group D of the qualifiers with 6 points after a win, three draws and a loss in their five matches so far. The leader with 12 points from 4 games is Poland, and in second place with 9 points from 3 games is Germany.