England v France to take place at Wembley as planned

Saturday 14 Nov 2015
FFF make it clear they still wish to face England at Wembley on Tuesday night

Following the tragic events in Paris The FA has this morning held discussions with our French counterparts.

First and foremost we passed on our deepest condolences to those involved in these truly awful incidents. The thoughts of everyone at The FA, our manager Roy Hodgson, his players and our supporters are with the French nation.

During the conversation the Fédération Française de Football (FFF) made it clear that they still wish to play against us on Tuesday night at Wembley Stadium.

England v France

Breast Cancer Care International
8pm, Tuesday 17 November 2015
Wembley Stadium connected by EE

In solidarity with the FFF we fully respect and support this decision for the fixture to go ahead.

Furthermore, we have liaised extensively with, and taken advice from Government and the relevant authorities, who are also in support of the decision to fulfil the fixture.

FA Chairman Greg Dyke said: “Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the city of Paris after these terrible atrocities. On behalf of The FA, I want to express our sorrow and send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives.

“After consulting this morning with the French Football Federation and the British Government, we have decided together that the match between our two countries at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night should go ahead. We will use the opportunity to pay our respects to all affected and also to express our solidarity with the people of France.”

Finally, along with the FFF, we will discuss how to appropriately mark the tragic incidents at Tuesday's fixture. We are sure that all England supporters will join us in showing our full support to our friends from across the channel.

By FA Staff