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UEFA confirms minute's silence at Europa League final

UEFA has confirmed there will be a minute's silence prior to Wednesday's Europa League final in Stockholm. Credit: PA

UEFA has confirmed that a minute's silence will be observed prior to Wednesday's Europa League final in Stockholm as a mark of respect for the victims of the Manchester attack.

Manchester United cancelled a scheduled press conference and held a minute's silence during an open training session on Tuesday following the attack which targeted an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, leaving 22 dead and 59 injured.

Following last night's attack in Manchester, UEFA has confirmed that a minute's silence will be observed prior to the UEFA Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday night.

The opening ceremony will also be considerably reduced as a mark of respect for the victims of the Manchester attack.

– UEFA statement

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Man United cancel press conference after bomb attack

UEFA has confirmed that it has accepted a request from Manchester United to cancel a scheduled press conference to preview the Europa League final on Tuesday following the Manchester bomb attack.

United players and staff held a minute's silence during an open training session to pay tribute to those caught up in the attack, which targeted an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night and has so far left 22 dead and 59 injured.

"Due to the tragic event last night and the effect it has had on everyone at the club and the city, we have cancelled today's press conference," a club statement read.

"We are sure that you all understand our position on this. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this terribly difficult time."

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