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France’s soccer match in England to go ahead despite attacks

EURO 2016 Steering Committee Meeting

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - OCTOBER 17: President of the French Football Federation Noel le Graet during the EURO 2016 Steering Committee Meeting, on October 17, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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PARIS (AP) The French Football Federation says France’s friendly match against England in London on Tuesday will still take place, despite major concerns over safety following a terrifying night of violence that left more than 120 people dead in Paris.

The FFF says on its website Saturday that its president Noel Le Graet has confirmed that the friendly at Wembley “will go ahead.”

France beat Germany 2-0 on Friday at Stade de France in a game overshadowed by the events around the city.

There were two explosions outside the stadium itself during the first half and French President Francois Hollande, who was there watching the game, was evacuated and immediately held an emergency meeting.