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England vs. France: Wembley provides sporting refuge after Paris attacks

Updated 1223 GMT (2023 HKT) November 18, 2015
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England and France players pose for a moment of applause prior to the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium on November 17, 2015. Paul Gilham/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Fans pose in front of Wembley's Stadium arch, which is lit up in the French flag's colors, ahead of the international friendly between England and France Tuesday. Security in London has been tightened after a series of terror attacks across the French capital of Paris Friday, leaving at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured. Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
British counter terror specialist firearms officers (CTSFO) patrol inside Wembley ahead of the friendly match. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
France coach Didier Deschamps is pictured on the pitch before the start of the friendly. IAN KINGTON/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Football supporters holding a message of thanks are interviewed by the media outside Wembley Stadium. LEON NEAL/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A supporter carries a French and an English flag as he makes his way towards Wembley before the game. LEON NEAL/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The friendly was expected to be a 90,000 sellout, with 1,400 French fans attending the game, though the crowd was later announced to be 71,223. Paul Gilham/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Earlier Tuesday, armed British police officers patrolled around Wembley Stadium. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
France's Lassana Diarra's cousin Asta Diakite, was among those killed in the Paris attacks, while the sister of forward Antoine Griezmann escaped unhurt from the assault on the Bataclan concert hall. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
France midfielder Paul Pogba (C) stops to have a selfie taken with a supporter. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers conduct searches of the area surrounding Wembley Stadium. Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images