English and French FAs to meet to discuss postponing upcoming Wembley friendly match

Terror attacks in Paris mean plans ofr Tuesday encounter may no longer be viable

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 14 November, 2015, 10:29am
UPDATED : Saturday, 14 November, 2015, 10:29am


The English Football Association (FA) will liaise with their French counterparts this weekend over whether a friendly between the two nations planned for Tuesday goes ahead after Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.

Tuesday’s match is due to be played at Wembley in London.

The French Football Federation has decided to cancel all the France team’s events
French Football Federation statement

“It’s a very serious, tragic matter. Regards the matter on Tuesday, if there is any update we will announce in due course,” said an FA spokesman.

“The FA obviously sends its deep condolences to the victims of this tragic event and we will liaise with the French Federation this weekend at the appropriate time.”

Meanwhile, the French Football Federation (FFF) said it was cancelling all public events scheduled for Saturday at their Clairefontaine training base just outside Paris.

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“The French Football Federation has decided to cancel all the France team’s events,” said an FFF statement.

“By consequence, the meeting with fans, the press conference and public access to training are cancelled.”

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Stade de France on Friday, according to one source, where France were playing world champions Germany, while a second bomb blast also went off nearby.