Rabat - With only a few days until its start, the 2016 European Cup of Nations—to be held in France—has been surrounded by many fears and apprehensions, especially after the tragic terrorist attacks in France and Belgium this year.

French soldiers patrol near the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of the "Vigipirate" security plan December 23, 2014. French security forces stepped up protection of public places on Tuesday after three acts of violence in three days left some 30 wounded and reignited fears about France's vulnerability to attacks by Islamic radicals. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: TRAVEL MILITARY POLITICS)
Youssef El Kaidi is a PhD candidate at the University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdelah Fez.