UEFA Plans Tight Security For Europa League Final After Manchester Attack
The European football governing body, UEFA has said they will be putting in place, watertight security measures for Wednesday's Europa League final.
The reason is because of the explosion which happened last night at the end of a sold-out Ariana Grande concert which has killed 22 people and injured 59 others.
Already, UEFA have received and accepted Manchester United’s request to cancel their press conference in Stockholm ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam.
The Red Devils also held a minute silence today in training.
A statement from the European Governing Body read: "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."