Football

Paris Attacks: Wembley set to pay tribute to victims

By Amit Nathwani

Updated 1548 GMT (2348 HKT) November 17, 2015
Share
wembley stadium frenchwembley stadium french
1 of 8
A French football fan, draped in the national flag, walks towards Wembley Stadium in London, ahead of the international friendly football match between England and France. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
England fans are being asked to sing La Marseillaise, with the French national anthem's words to be displayed on Wembley's screens. The French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed all of the squad will travel to London for Tuesday's game. NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Three explosions occurred outside Paris' Stade de France Friday, where France beat Germany 2-0 in an international friendly. French President Francois Hollande was at the game and was evacuated after the first explosion. Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
The game was played to its conclusion, but the 80,000 capacity crowd were told not to leave the stadium following the final whistle and gathered on the pitch before being evacuated. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
French midfielder Lassana Diarra tussles with Germany's Thomas Mueller during Friday's match at the Stade de France. Diarra later revealed that his cousin had been a victim of the attacks in the French capital.
"She was like a big sister to me," the 30 year-old said.
Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
French midfielder Antoine Griezmann also revealed after the game his sister survived the attack at the Bataclan theater, where at least 89 people died. The 24-year-old Atletico Madrid forward said on social media: "Thanks to God that my sister was able to leave the Bataclan. All my prayers are with the victims and their families." MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
It's the second time this year Paris has been struck by terrorism after 12 people were killed by gunmen in January. The attacks have raised concerns about fans' safety at Euro 2016, which is being held in France between June 10 and July 10 next year. Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Euro 2016 president Jacques Lambert has promised the organization will take the "necessary decisions" to ensure the tournament takes place securely. "The security in stadiums works well, the risk is more out in the streets, in spontaneous gatherings," Lambert told broadcaster RTL. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images