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Organizers against cancelling Euro 2016 finals in France

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Despite the fear and grief brought by the recent terror attacks in Paris, organizers are batting for the Euro 2016 finals in France to push through.

Tournament organizer Jacques Lambert said the tournament should not be canceled even though risk and alert levels have gone up.

“The risk had gone one level up in January, it has just gone higher,” Lambert told French radio station RTL.

“We will make the decisions we need to make so that the Euro finals can be held in the best security conditions. Security in stadiums works well, the risk is more in the streets, in spontaneous gatherings.

“Wondering whether Euro 2016 must be canceled is playing the game of the terrorists,” he added.

There was one bombing near the Stade de France on Friday, killing three, while the French national team was playing a friendly against Germany inside the venue.

Flowers and candles are placed near the scene of a shooting the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Flowers and candles are placed near the scene of a shooting the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility over the attacks, that killed 129 people and left 352 others wounded on November 13.

Islamic State claimed responsibility after 129 people were killed and 352 wounded on Friday, saying it sent militants strapped with suicide bombing belts and carrying machine guns to various locations in the heart of the French capital.

The Euro 2016 tournament will be held from June 10-July 10.

It is the second time this year that a bloodbath shrouded Paris. In early January, 18 people perished after Islamist gunmen attacked the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a Jewish supermarket, and a policewoman on patrol.

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