France vs England: Manchester and London attack victims to be honoured with 'Don't Look Back in Anger'

A minute's silence was observed before kick-off for Saturday's World Cup qualifier between Scotland and England, with the same tribute to be paid at the Stade de France on Tuesday evening

Simon Peach
Monday 12 June 2017 11:55
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England and France honoured victims of the Paris attacks the last time the two sides met
England and France honoured victims of the Paris attacks the last time the two sides met

Oasis' 'Don't Look Back in Anger' will echo around the Stade de France ahead of Tuesday's friendly with England as the French pay respect to those killed in the London and Manchester attacks.

Just over a week ago eight people were killed in the capital by terrorists and on May 22 a bomb rocked Manchester Arena, leaving 22 people dead and injuring many more.

A minute's silence was observed before kick-off for Saturday's World Cup qualifier between Scotland and England, with the same tribute to be paid at the Stade de France on Tuesday evening ahead of the friendly with England.

Both teams are to wear black armbands and it is understood fans will hold up red and white placards to form the England flag as Oasis' 'Don't Look Back in Anger' is played just before the players emerge.

It is a reversal of the tributes seen at Wembley in November 2015, where a flag reading 'Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite' led the team procession as the sides met just days after the terror attacks in Paris.

France midfielder Lassana Diarra's cousin Asta Diakite was among those killed, while Antoine Griezmann's sister managed to escape the mass killing at the Bataclan theatre.

Both players started on the bench at Wembley, where the words to La Marseillaise were shown on the big screen, allowing home supporters to join in a touching rendition of the French national anthem.

England and France players posed shoulder-to-shoulder for a photo, before standing together around the centre circle during a minute of silence.

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