France to play Oasis to honor England attack victims

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England head to France on Tuesday to play in a friendly game at the Stade de France.

And there will be some familiar music for English ears in Paris.

It was revealed on Monday that the French national team will play Oasis’ hit song “Don’t Look Back in Anger” before kick off as a mark of respect for the victims of the recent terror attacks in both Manchester and London.

There will also be a minute’s silence before the game and fans in France’s home stadium will hold up red and white cards to create a mosaic of the English flag, while the order of the national anthems will be switched so “God Save the Queen” is sung first.

This is not the first time the nations separated by the English Channel have grieved together during a friendly match.

In November 2015 Wembley held a friendly match between France and England just four days after the Paris attacks which left 130 dead. Before that friendly game England’s fans sung the French national anthem to show their solidarity in a night of true unity which left the French players, management and fans humbled.

Tuesday will see much of the same between England and France.