Tottenham clash goes ahead

Tottenham have confirmed Thursday night's Europa League clash with FC Dnipro will go ahead as planned.

The last-32 tie in the Ukraine will kick off at 6pm GMT after confirmation was finally received at a pre-match meeting with UEFA in the morning.

Dynamo Kiev were forced to move their match with Valencia to the Cypriot capital Nicosia on Wednesday but Spurs are playing in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, some 220 miles south-east of the protest-hit Ukrainian capital.

A statement on Tottenham's official website read: "There will be a minute's silence before kick-off and both teams will wear black armbands during the game as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives as a result of the unrest in Ukraine.

"In addition, we have been asked to request that our fans do not display any banners this evening as a mark of respect.

"The club would like to remind supporters travelling to the match to take extra care when journeying to and from the stadium.

"Once again travelling fans are advised to avoid gatherings and areas where demonstrations could occur such as public squares and administrative buildings."