French, english soccer teams unite in defiance
Uniting in a symbol of defiance and respect, players and fans of the French and english soccer teams delivered a moving display of solidarity at Wembley stadium four days after the deadly attacks in Paris.
A touching pre-game ceremony saw england and France supporters sing the French national anthem as one, before the squads came together around the centre circle to observe impeccably a minute’s silence in honour of the 129 people killed. england won 2-0, but rarely has the result of a soccer match — particularly one this prestigious — felt so irrelevant. had been made.
Pistorius said there was no confirmation of rumours that an explosive device was placed in an ambulance or another vehicle inside or outside the stadium.
Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the same news conference that indications of a planned attack became stronger as the match approached, and that the game was called off at his recommendation.
There were no signs of panic, with most fans seemingly accepting the decision with resignation.