FA to speak with FFF over Tuesday’s friendly with France

The Football Association have confirmed they will speak to the French Football Federation to discuss whether Tuesday’s planned friendly with France at Wembley will go ahead following Friday’s attacks in Paris.

France has declared a state of emergency and closed its borders after a series of attacks on the capital which has left at least 120 people dead and hundreds more injured.

There were two explosions outside the Stade de France where France were playing Germany in a friendly and the FFF have announced they will close Clairefontaine, where the national team are based, on Saturday.

Roy Hodgson’s side are due to face France at Wembley on Tuesday with the FA confirming they will discuss the game with their French counterparts in light of Friday’s tragic events.

“The FA sends its deep condolences to the victims of the Paris attacks. This is clearly a very serious and tragic matter,” the FA confirmed on Twitter

“Regarding Tuesday’s match with France at Wembley, if there is any update The FA will announce it in due course.

“To say anything further would be inappropriate at this time. We will liaise with the French Federation in due course and update accordingly.”