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Italy honour Bangladesh victims in Germany clash

Antonio Conte's men wore black armbands in their Euro 2016 quarter-final defeat as a mark of respect for those killed in an attack in Dhaka
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Italy honour Bangladesh victims in Germany clash
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Italy wore black armbands during their Euro 2016 quarter-final defeat to Germany on Saturday night in memory of the victims of a terrorist attack in Bangladesh.

Italians among Dhaka victims

Nine Italians were among 20 people killed by hostage-takers in Dhaka, the country's capital, this weekend.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced the mark of respect in a statement published on its official website earlier in the day.

"Symbol of our sympathy"

Calling the incident 'a tragedy', the FIGC said: "The Italian Football Federation, its staff and all the players stand united with the entire country and the family of the victims.

"As a result, we have requested and received from UEFA permission to wear black armbands during the game against Germany as a symbol of our sympathy in what is a very painful time."

The last-eight match in Bordeaux finished 1-1 after extra time, with world champions Germany winning 6-5 on penalties to set up a semi-final against France or Iceland.


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