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Football community gathers for funeral of Graham Taylor

The world of football has gathered in Watford for the funeral of former England manager Graham Taylor.

Taylor, who also managed clubs including Watford and Aston Villa, died suddenly last month at the age of 72.

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Watford to come to a standstill for Graham Taylor's funeral

Widespread tributes were paid to Graham Taylor following his unexpected death last month. Credit: PA

Thousands of people are expected to turn out to join leading football figures in paying their respects to Graham Taylor at the ex-England manager's funeral.

The former Watford and Aston Villa boss died suddenly last month of a suspected heart attack at the age of 72.

Several streets will be closed in Watford ahead of the 1pm service at St Mary's Church before a private family committal later in the day.

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