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England and France to play friendly at Wembley under high security measures following Paris attacks


England will play France tonight at Wembley in what will be an emotional night in the wake of the Paris terror attacks last week.

129 people were killed in the French capital on Friday evening after a series of coordinated terror attacks across the city, including at the Stade de France, during the French national side's friendly with world champions Germany.

There were several explosions outside the stadium and both teams were kept in their changing rooms over night for security reasons.

As the country as a whole comes to terms with the attacks, the French Football Federation was quick to confirm that tonight's friendly will go ahead in defiance of those who committed the atrocities. 

The English FA have told fans to expect higher security this evening with armed police being brought in to monitor the game. It has also been confirmed that there will be a minutes' silence following the national anthems, with England fans being encouraged to sing both nations' anthems.

England manager Roy Hodgson said in his press conference that it would be an 'emotional' night for everyone involved, and it will certainly be a night where the action on the pitch takes a back seat.
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