European football’s governing body appointed a team led by Portuguese Dr Tiago Brandão Rodrigues to look into the incidents. Stade de France Which saw dangerous overcrowding, which led to delayed kick-offs, switched off fans, non-functioning tickets and overcrowding Paris Supporters of police tear gas.
UEFA said it aims to publish the report by the end of November, but with less than a week to go, it is still waiting for confirmation on when the report will be received.
A UEFA statement given to the PA news agency read: “UEFA has not yet been informed of a concrete date for publication of the report, which is currently being prepared by an independent review team led by Dr Brandão Rodrigues.” Has been.”
Concern was expressed in some circles over Rodrigues’ appointment just two days after the final as he had previously worked closely with Tiago Craveiro, then chief executive of the Portuguese Football Federation, who in March this year became an advisor to UEFA president Alexandre Were. Ceferin.
However, the fear was dispelled, certainly among certain groups in Merseyside, when Rodrigues and his team visited the club to gather information and take statements from organized supporters’ groups.
The PA understands that a meeting was reduced to tears by Rodrigues fans telling their stories of the events at the Stade de France and their parallels with the 1989 Hillsborough disaster – some of those being questioned had direct experience – where 97 Liverpool fans had died.
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