Swiss Euro 2008 security audit, Solothurn, February 18, 2008

Switzerland's Euro 2008 security strategy is on the right track, but needs better coordination and communication with fans, an independent report concludes.
An international panel of football security experts believes the European championship co-hosts can organise a safe tournament in June provided they fine-tune some areas of the security plan.
Security expert Professor Otto Adang of the Netherlands led a team of observers that inspected four football matches in Zurich, Basel, Geneva and Bern between August and December last year. He presented the "security audit" findings in Solothurn on Tuesday.

Otto Adang's team monitored security arrangements as Switzerland played the Netherlands in Geneva in August, and versus the United States in Basel in October.It also inspected the match between Young Boys and FC Zurich in Bern in November, and the Zurich derby played the following month.The security audit looked at strategy, coordination and implementation, but it focussed on the overall picture rather than analysing stadiums and other details.It also does not look ahead to potential high-risk games during Euro 2008.