Tuesday 20 February 2018

Video: Watch the emotional rendition of La Marseillaise and the minute's silence at Wembley

Paul Pogba, Lassana Diarra and Eliaquim Mangala line up before the game
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Paul Pogba, Lassana Diarra and Eliaquim Mangala line up before the game Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley
Paul Pogba and Lassana Diarra before the game Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic
England and France sign the national anthems prior to the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
England and France sign the national anthems prior to the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium
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(Left to Right) France's Antoine Griezmann, France's Lassana Diarra, France's Patrice Evra, England's Eric Dier, France's Yohan Cabaye and France's Bacary Sagna during the international friendly match at Wembley
England captain Wayne Rooney (left) sings the national anthem with his team-mates before the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium
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The Duke of Cambridge (centre) and Prime Minister David Cameron before the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

There were emotional scenes at Wembley Stadium tonight as England and France paid tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks ahead of an international friendly.

At the request of players the English national anthem was played ahead of a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise.

Lassana Diarra, who lost his first cousin in the attack on the Bataclan theatre on Friday night, stood with his head bowed throughout the anthems.

Players and mentors then stood around the centre-circle before the game began and the stadium observed a minute's silence.

Watch below:


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