The New York morning of September 11, 2001, continues to dictate world events to this day. It was the moment the globe looked on in horror, with daily routines stopped in their tracks. After a slight delay, even the closeted world of football had to look up and take notice after the World Trade Center was razed to the ground and the Pentagon wrecked by Al-Qaeda's attack.
To prevent situations of panic, risk was all but abandoned and Wednesday morning saw UEFA decide to postpone the rest of that week's fixtures. "The scale of this tragedy and the pain and sorrow which it brings should cause us all to reflect," Aigner said. "UEFA feels it is right that the European football family should respect the loss and suffering."