Armenian police say they will resort to exceptional security measures during Saturday’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Russia in Yerevan.
For the first time ever Yerevan police will be armed with breathalyzers and will check every single Russian supporter entering the stadium, a local source says.
In case someone fails the breathalyzer he or she will not be admitted to the stadium. At the same time, the police say they will not detain the “moderately” drunk fans.
The news comes amid reports of several minor incidents involving the Russian fans which have recently occurred in the Armenian capital.
Saturday’s away trip to Armenia will be the midway point in Russia’s campaign to reach the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine. Dick Advocaat’s men are at the top with nine points, the group’s surprise package, Armenia, sit just two point behind, joined by Slovakia and the Republic of Ireland.