Ivorian international fears for daughter's safety

11th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

11 November 2005, HAMBURG/PARIS - Ivory Coast international Guy Demel, who plays for German Bundesliga side SV Hamburg, fears for his daughter's safety and wants to bring her to Hamburg, German media reported on Friday.

11 November 2005

HAMBURG/PARIS - Ivory Coast international Guy Demel, who plays for German Bundesliga side SV Hamburg, fears for his daughter's safety and wants to bring her to Hamburg, German media reported on Friday.

Demel said that since rioting has spread to Marseille - where his three-year-old daughter Onaissa and former girlfriend Monia live - he is worried about their safety.

"You could not leave Marseille because it is too dangerous. I am worried that something could happen," he said, adding that he would be bringing Onaissa and Monia back to Germany from Marseille after a trip to the French city with the Ivorian national team on the weekend.

"They will stay in Hamburg as long as there are riots in Marseille."

Meanwhile the German national team that will play a friendly international against France in Paris on Saturday has not been affected by the rioting that has spread throughout the capital and much of France.

After arriving at Charles de Gaulles airport on Friday, the team received a police escort to their hotel in the western part of town. There they will - unlike other national team matches - be guarded by two German security guards.

The French federation has also not increased security for the match in the Stade de France, which had earlier already been given the highest security classification.

Although the stadium is located in St Denis, scene of much of the rioting over the last two weeks, there has been no reported damage in the immediate vicinity.

© DPA with Expatica

Subject: German news

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