France to play England at Wembley despite Paris terror attacks

    Story highlights

    • England's friendly against France to go ahead
    • Match scheduled for Tuesday at Wembley
    • French star Diarra lost relative in attacks

    (CNN)France's football international against England at Wembley Stadium in London on Tuesday will go ahead as planned despite the Paris attacks which have left at least 129 people dead, including a relative of its midfielder Lassana Diarra.

    The French Football Federation (FFF) and English Football Association (FA) both issued statements Saturday to confirm the match would be played.
      There had been reports that it would be canceled in the aftermath of Friday's events which saw an area close to the Stade de France targeted while France played world champion Germany in a friendly international.
        Explosions, which eventually claimed the lives of four people, could clearly be heard in the stadium although the match, won 2-0 by France, did continue to the final whistle.
        It later emerged that Diarra, who played in the match, lost a relative -- a female cousin -- during the attacks.
        Marseille midfielder Diarra made the revelation on his official Twitter account, signing off with the hashtag #prayforpeace.