UEFA have confirmed that the Europa League final will go ahead despite Monday night’s shocking events in Manchester. 22 people were killed in an attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.
The game between Man Utd and Ajax is scheduled to be played in Stockholm on Wednesday night.
In a statement, UEFA said ‘detailed checks’ will be made at entrances to the Friends Arena.
UEFA is shocked by last night’s attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected.
There is currently no specific intelligence which might suggest that any of the UEFA Europa League final activities in Stockholm may be the target of 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. Furthermore, a number of additional security measures were implemented following the attacks in Stockholm last April.
Due to the tight security arrangements, UEFA urges fans to arrive at the stadium as early as possible, as detailed checks will be made at the entrances, resulting in potential delays in accessing the stadium.
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