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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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Real Madrid sign Flamengo wonderkid Vinicius Junior

Florentino Perez has bankrolled huge spending since returning as Real Madrid president in 2009. Credit: PA

Real Madrid have announced that they have reached an agreement with Flamengo to sign 16-year-old sensation Vinicius Junior in a deal reportedly worth £39 million.

Vinicius, dubbed 'the next Neymar' in Brazil, will remain at Flamengo until July 2019 before joining the reigning European champions.

FA upholds Koscielny ban ahead of FA Cup final

Koscielny was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Enner Valencia. Credit: PA

Laurent Koscielny will miss Arsenal's FA Cup final clash with Chelsea through suspension after the FA rejected Arsenal's an against the red card he received against Everton on Sunday.

The France international was shown a straight red card by referee Michael Oliver for a reckless tackle on Enner Valencia in the 14th minute at the Emirates Stadium, and will serve a three-match ban that carries over to the next Premier League campaign.

Barton released by Burnley after FA betting ban

Barton made 14 Premier League appearances for Burnley before being suspended for betting violations. Credit: PA

Joey Barton has been released by Burnley following his 18-month ban for violating the Football Association's betting rules.

Michael Kightly has also been allowed to leave Turf Moor at the end of his contract, but manager Sean Dyche has confirmed that the club are in talks over extensions for George Boyd and Paul Robinson.

Joey leaves us for the obvious reasons after he has again been a big part of what we have achieved this season.

Equally, Kights has been a great servant of the club and always a tremendous person to have around the group.

Both players have had a big effect on what we have done during their time at Turf Moor and we wish them well, as we do all those leaving this summer.

– Dyche to Burnley's official website
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