Black armbands for Italy after Dhaka attack

Published On: July 2, 2016 07:33 PM NPT By: Associated Press


PARIS, July 2: UEFA has agreed to a request by the Italian soccer federation for its players to wear black armbands in their quarterfinal against Germany on Saturday.

The gesture pays tribute to Italian victims of an attack in Bangladesh which began late Friday.

At least 20 people were killed after dozens of people were taken hostage at a restaurant in the diplomatic zone of Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka.

Security forces stormed the restaurant early Saturday to end a 10-hour standoff with militants.

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says there are Italian victims, though he did not give details.

Italy plays Germany at Bordeaux.


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