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Emotional night at the Wembley for Les Bleus

Photo cred: Getty

“We were all united in this moment of communion, which obviously lifts the spirits because you feel it in your heart. It’s beautiful, it’s moving, it’s grandiose. It’s very strong.”

– Didier Deschamps

It was an emotional atmosphere at the Wembley last evening for Les Bleus as they went on to lose 2-0 to England.

How Les Bleus lined up (via fff.fr)

The highlight of the match was England and Wembley uniting to sing the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise”.

Blue, white and red dominated around the stadium as England hosted Les Bleus. However, it was not to be our night and I didn’t expect anything less or more from the still shaken Les Bleus so it was understandable. Dele Alli scored the opener for the English in the 39th minute and Wayne Rooney completed the 2-0 victory in the 48th. Lassana Diarra received a rapturous welcome when he came on as a second half substitute replacing Cabaye.

Tottenham goalkeeper and France captain Hugo Lloris was emotional during the national anthem on Tuesday

The captain at Wembley

My 2 cents

I had opposed this match from the start and thought that FFF had the decency to cancel, but kudos to the team for respecting FFF’s decision and for bravely going out there to represent their country. Their hearts weren’t in it, but they gave it their all.

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The following images are via madeinfoot.com, Twitter, Tumblr, Daily Mail, and Yahoo

Photos Foot - Policier et son chien - 17.11.2015 - Angleterre / France - Match Amical -Wembley

There was a heavy armed police presence at Wembley for the international friendly match

Supporters arrive for the international fixture as they make their way down Wembley Way

The French team bus arrives at Wembley for their game against England that was under threat of being cancelled after the Paris attacks

Grim faces on the French bus

Football supporters hold up French flags as they make their way down Wembley Way towards the stadium for the match

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny leads the French team onto the Wembley pitch for their warm-up before the match

The French side embrace each other during the warm-up in an emotional time for the country after Friday's attacks in Paris

A fan in attendance at Wembley has an English flag painted on his face to match the French flag on his other cheek

Prince William joined France coach Didier Deschamps and England manager Roy Hodgson to lay floral tributes before the match

Hodgson, Prince William and Deschamps laid floral tributes in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks in the French capital 

Photos Foot - Illustration Hommage aux victimes des attentats de Paris - 17.11.2015 - Angleterre / France - Match Amical -Wembley

Diarra and Antoine Griezmann (right) pose together during the international friendly match

The two teams line up for a photo after kick-off, one that was greeted by a huge round of applause from the fans in attendance

Tottenham team mates Harry Kane of England and Hugo Lloris of France embrace at full time

Lloris embraces with his Tottenham team-mate Eric Dier on an emotional evening at Wembley

French captain and Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris leads his team down the line for the pre-match handshake

Photos Foot - Illustration Ceremonie Hommage aux victimes des attentats de Paris - 17.11.2015 - Angleterre / France - Match Amical -Wembley

Photos Foot - Paul POGBA / Lassana DIARRA / Eliaquim MANGALA - 17.11.2015 - Angleterre / France - Match Amical -Wembley

France goalkeeper Lloris could only watch on as the shot from his young club team-mate Alli flew into the top corner of his goal

Rooney doubled England's lead in the second half as he volleyed past the helpless Lloris, who was unable to deny him

France's Lassana Diarra comes on as substitute for Yohan Cabaye

Diarra (left) and Antoine Griezmann, both of whom had family members involved in the Paris terror attacks, line up to block a free-kick

Sagna and Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs embrace after the final whistle at Wembley in the international contest on Tuesday

Evra (left) and Paul Pogba (right) share a joke with Manchester United and England youngster Jesse Lingard as they leave the pitch

The French team applaud the crowd that gathered at Wembley as they leave the pitch after an emotional evening 

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