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UEFA to investigate Champions League chaos


UEFA announced on Monday that it was opening an “independent report” into the security chaos ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Paris.

European football’s governing body said the report would “examine the decision-making, accountability and behaviors of all entities involved in the final”.

UEFA have appointed Portuguese politician Tiago Brandao Rodrigues to oversee the report on a pro bono basis, after which they will decide on an action plan.

“Evidence will be collected from all parties involved,” UEFA said.

“The findings of the independent report will be made public,” he promised.

Brandao Rodrigues was Portugal’s Minister of Education, member of the World Anti-Doping Agency and Olympic Attaché for Portugal during the 2012 Olympics in London.

France on Monday blamed “massive” ticket fraud for the chaotic scenes that marred Saturday’s Champions League final, which saw Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0.

But the French government faced a barrage of criticism from the British press and politicians over the policing of the game.

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