The FAI have made a statement regarding security arrangements following the Brussels attacks 4 years ago

The FAI have made a statement regarding security arrangements following the Brussels attacks

The FAI have made a statement about their security arrangements in response to yesterday's attacks in Brussels.

The Republic of Ireland will play Switzerland this Friday and Slovakia next Tuesday in Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

Given the nature of football matches, with many spectators gathered together in one small area, football associations the world over are now forced the factor in the threat of a terrorist attack during a game.

The FAI released this statement today in a bid to reassure fans:

"This has been a priority matter since qualification, particularly with the first leg of our play-off against Bosnia coming on the night of the attacks in Paris. We are working closely with the Gardai, the Department of Foreign Affairs and UEFA on all matters of security for Euro 2016.

The FAI's Euro 2016 Security Group has been meeting at least weekly to discuss all aspects of security in the run up to, and the tournament itself. The terrible events in Brussels have reaffirmed that the security and safety of the team and supporters is our highest priority."