England vs France match to go ahead despite the recent tragedy in france
All professional sport in France has been postponed this weekend, including the opening weekend of the European Rugby Champions Cup, while a minute’s silence will be held at all Football League fixtures held in the United Kingdom.
It initially appeared that the Wembley fixture between England and France would be cancelled, given that the French team were caught up in one of the attacks after an explosion at the Stade de France during the match against Germany left three people dead.
However, talks between the Football Association and the French Football Federation led to senior French sports journalists reporting that the game will go ahead as planned unless there are significant objections from playing staff or coaches, and the FFF confirmed on Saturday afternoon that the match will be played on Tuesday night.
The FFF’s media officer, Philippe Tournon, stressed on Friday night that “no decision has been made”, but confirmation that the match will take place is expected to come this weekend unless either side opts out of the match.