Nineteen-year-old midfielder Dele Alli stole the show as England beat a grieving France 2-0 on Tuesday in a poignant friendly at Wembley played four days after the Paris attacks.
The Paris attacks have affected the mindset of many players, especially the ones who live in the city. Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani is one such player who plies his trade in the French capital, at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). But it does not seem like national team coach Oscar Tabarez knows anything about that.
The football friendly between Belgium and Spain scheduled for Tuesday in Brussels has been cancelled on the recommendation of the national crisis centre following the Islamist attacks in Paris, official sources said.
As Germany and Netherlands prepare themselves to renew the epic rivalry between themselves, the players, coaches, and fans would know that this match is much more about the battle on the football pitch.
Next year's Euro 2016 tournament will go ahead as scheduled without any changes, European football's governing body UEFA said on Monday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic admitted that it was rather difficult for him to play the Euro 2016 playoff for Sweden against Denmark (on Saturday), after the Paris attacks took place (on Friday).
In spite of the atrocities caused in Paris on Friday night, every member of the French national team is said to have stood for the upcoming friendly against England, at the Wembley Stadium.
The shell-shocked Germany team are considering whether or not to cancel Tuesday's international friendly against the Netherlands in the wake of the deadly terror attacks across Paris.
The terror attacks in Paris, on Friday night (when the France vs. Germany friendly was going on) has thrown open talks of postponing or changing the venue of Euro 2016, which is set to be held in the country, next year. However, the FAi??dAi??ration FranAi??aise de Football (FFF) have said that they would be going forward with their plan for hosting the tournament.
David Beckham said he understood the decision of former France internationals Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira not to play in his charity match on Saturday in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks.