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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 November, 2004, 06:06 GMT
Wales boss to lead Hughes tribute
Emlyn Hughes
Emlyn Hughes had been battling a brain tumour
Wales manager John Toshack will lead tributes at the funeral of his former Liverpool team mate and England captain, Emlyn Hughes.

The football legend died at his home in Sheffield last week. He was 57 and had been ill with a brain tumour.

Wednesday's service at Sheffield Cathedral will be led by the Dean of Sheffield Peter Bradley.

Liverpool's anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone" will be sung by the cathedral choir to mark the end of the service.

Ex-Liverpool manager Bill Shankly's favourite hymn, "Amazing Grace", "Abide With Me" - familiar to many Liverpool fans from FA Cup finals - and "I Vow to Thee My Country" will also be sung.

Mr Bradley said: "The footballing histories of Liverpool and Sheffield are already intertwined, and it will be a special honour for us to mark the passing of a man who depicted the spirit of Liverpool, a man who was so well-known and well-loved."

Reverend Bill Bygroves, chaplain of Liverpool Football Club, will offer condolences from the club and its fans.

The Archdeacon of Doncaster, Bob Fitzharris, will give a short homily.

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