Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Belgrade (Serbia), Potential Soccer Match Related Violence on

U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens in Serbia that on Sunday, November 6, at 5:00 p.m., Partizan will play Novi Pazar at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade. There is a potential for violence before, during, and after the match, including potential clashes between police and fans. Expect police activity and crowds around the stadium and anticipate road closures, which usually begin approximately two hours before the game. Embassy personnel are generally advised to avoid the vicinity of high-profile sporting events.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.