French football fans have won praise for singing along to the English national anthem ahead of the friendly match between the two countries at the Stade de France.
The French supporters sang along to the anthem in an act of solidarity, after the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.
The gesture was immediately celebrated on social media while before the match England manager Gareth Southgate praised France for the warm reception his team had received.
French newspaper L’Equipe had earlier published the words to God Save the Queen in French and encouraged supporters to sing along.
England hosted France just four days after 130 people were killed in the November 2015 Paris attacks, when suicide bombers struck outside the Stade de France before several mass shootings at cafes and restaurants.
In an act of solidarity, English supporters sang the French national anthem La Marseillaise, with the words displayed on giant screens around Wembley Stadium.
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England bring their season to an end with Tuesday's glamour friendly against France in Paris.
The Euro 2016 runners-up currently sit sixth in the FIFA world rankings - seven places better off than Gareth Southgate's side. Unlike the visitors, though, France do not sit atop of their World Cup qualification group. Sweden's shock last-gasp 2-1 win on Friday saw them usurp Didier Deschamps' men on goal difference ahead of Group A resuming at home to Holland in August.
Deschamps captained France to 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 glory during a medal-laden playing career. As a manager he led Monaco to the Champions League final, won Serie B with Juventus and oversaw Marseille's Ligue 1 triumph, before the 103-cap former midfielder took charge of his nation's fortunes in 2012. Les Bleus reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup under his watch and finished runners-up at last year's home Euros.
Deschamps tends to select a four-man defence, switching his attack depending on the options at his disposal and the country they face. The France boss is planning widespread changes as he experiments at the Stade de France, although Hugo Lloris will start the match against England. The Tottenham shot-stopper made an uncharacteristic gaffe in the qualifying loss to Sweden, but Deschamps is sticking by the country's most capped ever goalkeeper.
France boast an embarrassment of riches - so much so that Chelsea's N'Golo Kante, the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, is not guaranteed a starting berth. There is a sprinkling of stardust throughout the team, from Paul Pogba, the world's most expensive player, to outstanding Atletico Madrid attacker Antonio Griezmann. There is also some outrageous talents breaking through, with 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe set to make his second start on Tuesday.
In honour of the victims of the attacks in Britain, the national anthems were reversed, which meant God Save the Queen followed La Marseillaise, with the words to each anthem displayed on the stadium's giant screen.
France and England players meanwhile walked out to the sound of Don't Look Back in Anger from Oasis for the friendly at Stade de France.
The Oasis song enjoyed worldwide success when it was released in 1995. It was played by the musicians and the choir of the French Republican Guard.
The players then united for a photo. A minute's silence was observed before the match.
"We are very grateful to the French for offering us this tribute," England coach Gareth Southgate said ahead of the match.
France's players were touched by the overwhelming show of support they received from England fans when they played a friendly at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 17, 2015 — just four days after the deadly attacks that swept through Paris. England fans that night sang along with the French anthem and numerous other tributes were on display.
"I was at the match and that was a very special occasion," Southgate said.
Three attackers mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed people in nearby Borough Market on June 3. Eight people were killed and dozens more injured. On May 22, a man detonated a bomb as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people.
France has also been hit by attacks, notably in Paris in November 2015 and in Nice last July.
Additional reporting by Reuters.
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