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‘Thank you!’ – French leaders thank England for ‘unbelievable show of support’

first_img1 French minister for sport Patrick Kanner and team manager Didier Deschamps were among those who thanked England for their support during Tuesday night’s friendly at Wembley Stadium in the wake of Friday’s devastating attacks in Paris.France and England players mixed together for pre-match photos and then stood around the centre circle as a minute’s silence was observed in memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks.Three Lions players and fans also joined in with the French national anthem La Marseillaise, while tributes to the victims were displayed around the stadium and throughout the game, as England won 2-0.But the real victors were the French players and the feeling of unity and support the evening presented, and Patrick Kanner believes the gestures sent out a powerful message of solidarity amid the growing unrest throughout Europe.“It was an unbelievable show of support from our English friends,” Kanner said.“There were French colours all over Wembley, and it was unbelievable to hear the Marseillaise all around the stadium, sung by 90,000 people.“Me, when I sung those words with Prince William and David Cameron, I was thinking about all of the young people massacred in our own country last week.“But we have to say that life goes on, we keep our heads up and tonight we were able to find our pride again.“We have shown we have the determination to put the cause of our society above all else.”Many England fans were seen wearing T-shirts with messages of support while Wembley’s iconic arch was lit up in red, white and blue, with France’s national motto ‘Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite’ displayed across the top of the entrance.“We would like to thank everyone for their statements and their actions of solidarity,” France manager Didier Deschamps said.“We feel very grateful because not just the people at Wembley, but the whole nation has supported us.“We have had this outpouring of communal grief and it has been good for us.”Deschamps admitted he and his players were particularly affected by a thunderous rendition of La Marseillaise before kick-off.“We felt very, very strong emotions, powerful emotions,” Deschamps added. “Everyone has their own way of displaying their emotions but it was certainly a moment where everyone came together.“It was heart-rending – you felt it deep down in your gut. It was a special, moving, grandiose moment.”While paying tribute to England, Deschamps singled out midfielder Lassana Diarra, who lost his cousin in the terrorist attacks.Diarra insisted on remaining with the squad and was given a standing ovation when he came on for Yohan Cabaye in the 57th minute.“I spoke at some length with Lassana and he said all along he would be more than ready to come on and feature if I needed him,” Deschamps said.“I really respected his choice of how he handled himself and carried himself throughout this difficult period, and his presence has been important for us.“For that reason alone I made the decision that for the last 20 minutes he was going to feature. Because of how he has been with us it was deserved.” England and France players observe a minute silence in memory of those who lost their lives in Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris last_img read more

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