France Confirm England Friendly Will Hold

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Going strong, the FA and France’s FFF have confirmed that the friendly scheduled for Tuesday at the Wembley will hold.

Doubts surrounded the friendly slated for Tuesday, following what is believed to be coordinated terrorist attacks in France.

Recent figures show 128 dead with another 99 in critical condition, after terror acts in France. With three fatalities outside the Stade De France where France played Germany.

Speaking on Saturday, FA Chairman Greg Dyke said: “Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the city of Paris after these terrible atrocities.

“On behalf of The FA, I want to express our sorrow and send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives.

“After consulting this morning with the French Football Federation and the British Government, we have decided together that the match between our two countries at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night should go ahead.

“We will use the opportunity to pay our respects to all affected and also to express our solidarity with the people of France.”

All Uefa-sanctioned matches over the coming days, including the Euro 2016 play-offs, will be preceded by a minute’s silence, while teams involved in these fixtures will also wear black armbands as a mark of respect.



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