Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Manchester United-Ajax Europa League Final Tie Will Go Ahead Despite Concert Terror Attack

The incident sparked questions over whether or not the match would take place
Manchester United's clash with Ajax in the Europa League final will still go ahead on Wednesday despite the pop concert terror attack at Manchester Arena.

An explosion in the foyer of the north-west venue on Monday killed 22 people, with a further 119 requiring hospital treatment.

The incident sparked questions over whether or not the Stockholm match would take place as planned, but European football's governing body, UEFA, confirmed on Tuesday that there is no intention to postpone the game.
The Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax will still take place in Stockholm on Wednesday night

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A statement read: "There is currently no specific intelligence which might suggest that any of the UEFA Europa League final activities in Stockholm may be the target of attacks. 

"UEFA has been closely working with local authorities and the Swedish FA for many months and the terrorist risk had been taken into account since the very beginning of the project. 

"Furthermore, a number of additional security measures were implemented following the attacks in Stockholm last April. 

"Due to the tight security arrangements, UEFA urges fans to arrive at the stadium as early as possible, as detailed checks will be made at the entrances, resulting in potential delays in accessing the stadium."
Additional security cordons were put in place at the Friends Arena in the Swedish city on Tuesday, as organisers continued to prepare for the showpiece event hours after the atrocity which has shaken the UK.

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