UEFA, has confirmed that tonight’s Europa League final will go ahead despite the concerns for safety following the Manchester Arena attack. The match will have a minute’s silence will be observed before the game. The opening ceremony will also be considerably reduced as a mark of respect for the victims of the Manchester attack.

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said he was “deeply saddened” and shocked that “so many innocent people lost their lives”.

A Uefa statement said there was “currently no specific intelligence” to suggest tonight’s game could be a target for further 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,” it said. “Furthermore, a number of additional security measures were implemented following the attacks in Stockholm last April.”

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