IN BRIEF : UEFA Stands by Decision on British
UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, said today its decision on conditionally readmitting English clubs to European competitions next season remains unchanged.
However, UEFA President Jacques Georges of France will seek a meeting with British Sports Minister Colin Moynihan after English authorities complete their probe of the “massacre at Sheffield” in which 94 people died. Based on Georges’ report, UEFA’s executive committee will then “take the necessary decision,” a brief UEFA statement said.
“As far as the return of English clubs to the European competitions are concerned, UEFA shall not alter the position taken by its executive committee in Palmela last week,” UEFA said in expressing its position on the immediate consequences of the soccer disaster. UEFA, the Union of European Football Assns., decided at a meeting in Portugal last week to readmit English clubs to the three European club soccer competitions in the 1990-91 season.