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French league games going ahead despite Paris attacks

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The statue of England soccer legend Bobby Moore stands out side a Wembley Stadium that bears the French nationals colours before the international friendly soccer match between England and France in London yesterday.

NYON, Switzerland (AP):

UEFA says all 40 matches in the Champions League and Europa League next week are scheduled to go ahead as planned.

UEFA confirmed its plans following the deadly attacks in Paris and the cancellation of international friendly matches in Belgium and Germany because of security alerts.

The governing body says no clubs have contacted UEFA about potential changes to matches scheduled next Tuesday through Thursday.

Still, UEFA is "working closely with the home clubs and local authorities to ensure all necessary measures are implemented to guarantee safety."

Paris Saint-Germain plays away next Wednesday at Swedish champion Malmo.

UEFA says it "has not issued directives about travelling fans."

Monaco and Anderlecht have agreed to a ban on the Brussels club's fans traveling for a Europa League match on Thursday.