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Terrorism: Champions League & Europa League games to go ahead

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European football governing body, UEFA, has maintained that next week’s Champions League and Europa League matches are scheduled to go ahead as planned.

Following Friday’s Paris terror attacks that left about 129 people dead, many sporting fixtures across Europe were postponed or cancelled.

Belgium’s friendly with Spain in Brussels, scheduled to be played on Tuesday, was called off on Monday because of security fears.

It was also gathered that French club, Monaco banned fans of Belgian side Anderlecht from attending their Europa League meeting on 26 November.

A spokesperson for European football’s governing body said: “Uefa is working closely with the home clubs and local authorities to ensure all necessary measures are implemented to guarantee safety for all involved.

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“We have not issued directives about traveling fans. It is up to the relevant authorities to decide on such matters.”

Just two days back, French football authorities insisted that league games this weekend will go ahead, though away fans will not be allowed into the stadiums for security reasons.

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