Tribute planned for two fans killed in MH17 crash

Last updated 17:18 19/07/2014

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The tragic deaths of Newcastle United fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney in the MH17 air disaster will be marked at the club's games against Sydney FC in Dunedin on Tuesday and Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on July 26.

Phoenix general manager David Dome said the club's thoughts were with the supporters' families and everyone connected with the English Premier League club, as well as the families of everyone on the crashed aircraft.

"It is terrible that this should happen when John and Liam were setting out on an exciting adventure to support the club they loved," Dome said.

"I believe John has only missed one Newcastle United game since 1973 and he was coming all this way to keep that remarkable record intact."

Dome said both teams would wear black armbands at Newcastle's games in New Zealand, and that the club was looking at other ways for those at the games to pay their respects.

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