UEFA to Hold Weekly Minute of Silence in Honor of Earthquake Victims

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Berlin: The European Football Association (UEFA) announced today, Monday, a minute’s silence before each match in its competitions this week, in mourning for the victims of the devastating earthquakes that hit the Turkish-Syrian border. So far, more than 33,000 people have been confirmed dead from earthquakes that hit southeastern Turkey and northern Syria on Monday, and the United Nations relief agency said the number was set to double. Turkey has announced that more than one million citizens are alive in temporary shelters after the collapse of their homes, while it is estimated that more than five million people in Syria are left homeless. Before matches in program this week in Champions League, European League and Conference League, UEFA has announced details to honor the victims in an expression of support for those affected. Each match in European competitions will be preceded by a minute’s silence and a banner will be hoisted with the phrase: “We are with you” both in turkish that in Arabic. UEFA said in a statement released on Monday that black armbands may be worn, at the discretion of teams and referees. UEFA announced last week that it will donate 150,000 euros ($160,000) to the Turkish Football Federation and another 50,000 euros to organizations that help with disaster relief. Trabzonspor are the only Turkish side to participate in European competition this week, as they will meet Switzerland’s Basel in the European Conference League. Istanbul’s teams Basaksehir and Sivaspor qualified for the round of 16 of the competition as leaders of their two groups, and Fenerbahce qualified for the same round in the European League Championship. THE club Hatayspor and Gaziantepspor, which are located inarea hit by the earthquake, they temporarily withdrew from competition in the Turkish Premier League. It should be noted that Christian Atsu, the former Chelsea, Newcastle and Everton player, and current Hatayspor player, is still absent. (dpa/stats perform)