Kolkata: With the Argentine brigade trickling in from Sunday ahead of the September 2 international friendly against Venezuela, the police is all geared up to provide foolproof security to Lionel Messi & Co during their stay here till September 4.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Presidency Range) S N Gupta said that adequate security is being given at the match venue and the hotel where they would stay.

Security has also been beefed up along the stretch from airport to team hotel on EM Bypass with CCTV cameras put in place, police sources said.

According to sources in the state police, there will will extensive checking in the hotel and the venue and all spectators will be frisked before entry into the ground.

Metal detectors, CCTVs and modern gadgets would be installed in addition to sniffer dogs to do the frisking job.

The bombs squad has also been kept on high alert, the source said.

Five members of the Argentine squad have already arrived this morning while the others along with coach Alejandro Sabella along with others are scheduled to arrive on Monday.

Venezuela squad members too join on Monday while the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi is scheduled to arrive along with Barca teammate Javier Mascherano on Tuesday night after his club commitment in La Liga.

(Agencies)