UEFA statement on final security following Manchester attack

UEFA has issued the following statement in the wake of last night's attack in Manchester and in relation to tomorrow's UEFA Europa League final which takes place in Stockholm.

UEFA has issued the following statement in relation to the UEFA Europa League final
UEFA has issued the following statement in relation to the UEFA Europa League final ©Getty Images

"UEFA is shocked by last night's attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected.

"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."

 

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