Ajax departs Amsterdam for Europa League final

Ajax on the way to Stockholm for the Europa League Finals against Manchester United, 23 May 2017
Ajax on the way to Stockholm for the Europa League Finals against Manchester United, 23 May 2017. Photo: @AFCAjax / Twitter

The Ajax team departed from Schiphol airport on Tuesday morning and is on their way to Stockholm, where the Amsterdam team is playing against Manchester United in the Europa League finals on Wednesday. Manchester United is also scheduled to travel to Stockholm today.

Tonight both teams will train in the Friends Arena, where the match will be played on Wednesday, NU.nl reports. After training coaches Peter Bosz and Jose Mourinho and a player for each team will give a press conference. 

The Ajax selection consists of 20 players. Daley Sinkgraven was not declared fit in time to go along and Nick Viergever is suspended after getting a red card in the semi finals against Olympique Lyon. Tomorrow another two players will be taken out of te selection, because the team is only allowed to have seven players on the bench. 

The match is expected to be dedicated to victims of an An explosion after a Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena killed at least 22 people and left over 50 wounded. Many of the victims are teenagers. 

UEFA announced on Tuesday that no extra measures will be taken for the match on Wednesday, as very high security is already in place. Ajax, Manchester United and UEFA all expressed their on social media. 

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