Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Belgrade (Serbia), Soccer Match

On Saturday Football Club RAD will play Football Club NOVI PAZAR at 1:00 pm (13:00) at RAD Stadium in Belgrade. Violent clashes between Novi Pazar and RAD supporters are probable. Expect a heavy police presence in the area around RAD Stadium before, during, and after the match. Crowds, police activity, and road closures are expected starting approximately two hours before the game.

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