In a statement outlining security protocols for the month-long tournament, cantonal police said it was inevitable there would be post-match processions of cars, with fans beeping their horns “in a continual manner”.
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⚽ Les rassemblements qui ne perturbent pas exagérément la circulation et l'ordre public seront tolérés
⚽ Les fautes graves comme le non-respect des limitations de vitesse, de la signalisation lumineuse, des priorités et de la sécurité des piétons seront dénoncées pic.twitter.com/pJ6CazbjpE
They said that while they were not in favour of such processions, these would be tolerated as long as traffic and public order were not affected in an “exaggerated manner”.
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Police would be “indulgent” in terms of supporter noise and car horns but only up to a point: the limit was “60 minutes”, they said in their statement.
Members of the force will also be on hand in locations where fans are gathered, including around giant screens, to ensure public order is maintained.
Switzerland’s World Cup kicks off against mighty Brazil on Sunday evening – a stern test for the team known as the “Nati”.
The team currently ranked sixth by Fifa will also face Serbia and Costa Rica in the group stage.