May 23, 2017 / 5:26 PM / 6 months ago

UEFA announces minute's silence at Europa League final

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A minute’s silence for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack will be observed before the Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday between Manchester United and Ajax, UEFA has announced.

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Speaking at the end of a media conference featuring two Ajax players, a UEFA official said that a minute’s silence would be observed and that the opening ceremony would be scaled back in the wake of the attack at a pop concert in Manchester, in which 22 people died on Monday.

Reporting by Philip O'Connor, editing by Neil Robinson

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