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UEFA will not hold moment of silence before Euro 2016 quarterfinals
12:43, 30 June 2016
UEFA will not hold moment of silence before Euro 2016 quarterfinals

It is only held in case an incident takes place in the tournament’s host country or involves any of the teams playing the game

12:43, 30 June 2016

fm-base.co.uk

The Union of European Football Associations will not order a moment of silence before the quarterfinal games at Euro 2016 in France to honor the memory of victims in the terrorist act in Istanbul. Rob Harris, Associated Press sports reporter, tweeted that UEFA would hold a moment of silence ‘when tragedies are related to football directly, or one of the participating teams or host country’.

Previously, UEFA expressed condolences to the families of the victims, stating that the Union is shocked and outraged at the terrorist attack in Istanbul and saying it deeply sympathizes with the losses of victims’ families.  

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