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Fulham wait on Uefa decision over travel arrangements for Europa League semi-final

Fulham are awaiting word from Uefa after the Cottagers travel plans for Thursday's Europa League semi-final against Hamburg were thrown into doubt by the volcanic ash cloud that is causing havoc across Europe. Uefa was in contact with the Cottagers during Saturday's 0-0 domestic draw with Wolves and an announcement on the Hamburg game is expected from the governing body on Monday morning.

Fulham are due to travel to Germany for their semi-final first leg on Wednesday, but British airspace is closed until at least 7am on Sunday.

"Uefa have been in touch with the club and the English FA are in touch with the matter," said the Cottagers boss.

"One of Uefa's concerns is that it should be fair and that their opponents don't have to go through hell and high water to get to the game.

"An ideal scenario would be that the volcanic ash clears up and we can fly over to Germany.

"It's totally and utterly linked to if there are flights. If there are no flights then the only option is to get a train and bus to Hamburg.

"There could still be a further problem because there might be no trains or coaches to travel on but I'm confident Uefa will resolve the problem."

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