Sporting fixtures postponed after attacks

Following the terrorist attacks in France that killed 128 people, several sporting fixtures have been postponed.

France were playing Germany in an international friendly at the Stade de France on Friday night and during the match three suicide bombers died in blasts outside the stadium.

Fans flooded the pitch after full-time as they were not allowed to leave.

All European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup matches set to be played in France this weekend have been called off, but the French Football Federation has confirmed that Tuesday's international friendly against England at Wembley will go ahead.

Following Friday night's football friendly, the German team spent the night inside the stadium before flying out on Saturday.

"We are all in shock," said Germany coach Joachim Low.

"The game and the goals move into the background on a day like this. All of us on the bench were a bit scared."

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, one of France's substitutes, said: "There are no words to express what I feel today… All my thoughts to all the victims' families and friends."

Former France international Thierry Henry added:  "I'm appalled by the shocking scenes in Paris at the moment. My thoughts are with all the victims and innocent people suffering right now."

The FA said: "We send our deep condolences to the victims of the Paris attacks. This is clearly a very serious and tragic matter."

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