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FA & League Cups

Hillsborough remembered before FA Cup ties


A minute's silence will be held before both this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Players from all teams involved will also wear black armbands in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who died on 15 April, 1989 at the semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

Before Liverpool face Everton, captains Steven Gerrard and Phil Neville will lay floral tributes to the Hillsborough victims.