National Police riot squads have been put on alert for the Spain-Morocco match, a spokesperson said “There may be disturbances of public order”
At 4.0pm, Tuesday, December 6, Spain will compete in the World Cup round of 16 in Qatar. In this high-stakes game against Morocco, it is feared that the ´needle match´ may generate “public order disturbances” in a number of locations across the country.
The Directorate of the National Police, which has placed its riot control units on notice in the event of situations like those that occurred in Brussels (Belgium) less than a week ago, made the declaration today.
The Spanish Federation of Islamic Religious Entities and various Moroccan consulates have both urged their citizens to maintain peace.