LAUSANNE - A banner supporting victims of the Philippines typhoon will be raised at every Champions League football match this week, UEFA announced on Monday.
"'You are not alone, Philippines' will be the message on a banner at each UEFA Champions League game this week," the European footballing body said on Twitter.
"The whole European football family will stand united on the pitch this week before the matches to express our deep compassion and our unfailing support for the people of the Philippines," UEFA's chief Michel Platini said in a statement.
"We wish them the strength to face the consequences of this tragedy," said the former French football star.
More than 5,200 people have been confirmed killed and another 1,600 are missing after Super Typhoon Haiyan tore across some of the country's poorest islands, generating tsunami-like waves that left dozens of towns in ruins.
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