Football: England boss Roy Hodgson paid tribute to the victims of the Munich air disaster today.
The 55th anniversary of the deadly crash, which claimed 23 lives when a plane carrying Manchester United back from a European Cup tie in Belgrade failed on take-off following a refuelling stop in Munich, was marked today.
Eight players were among those killed including Duncan Edwards, Roger Byrne and Tommy Taylor, who would have been key figures in England’s 1958 World Cup campaign.
“I remember sitting at home as an 11-year-old and hearing the news and being absolutely devastated,” Hodgson said.
“So many great players and a footballing generation in Manchester lost their lives.
“It is a sobering thought but it is important to remember those things.”