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Summary

  1. Wembley marks Paris attacks
  2. Crowd unites to sing French anthem
  3. Arch lit up in blue, white and red of French flag
  4. David Cameron & Prince William in attendance

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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And with that from Roy Hodgson we bid you farewell. Or au revoir.

Good night. You can read more reaction from Wembley and beyond on our football page throughout the night. 

Hodgson speaks about "poignant" night

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson reflected on an emotional night at Wembley, saying: "It was a very poignant occasion.

"It was really everything I expected it to be. I thought the way the FA and the FFF set up the moments of remembrance was very well done."

He added: "I thought the players getting together after the minute's silence achieved all the things we wanted to achieve."

England v France
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'A difficult night for everyone'

England 2-0 France

It was always going to be a difficult night for everyone, especially the French players and staff. For ourselves to be involved in this occasion was tough, the young players were excited but it was a difficult game for them. I thought both teams handled it extremely well. The fans were brilliant. This will be shown round the world and will show unity. Football is a global game and, as Didier Deschamps said yesterday, it is not about religion or race. We need to stand tall together in these tough times."

Wayne RooneyEngland captain

Player reaction

England 2-0 France

Hugo Lloris
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Tottenham team-mates Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane

First of all we want to thank all the England people in the stadium for their respect. The performance was not there for us and we had a lack of aggressiveness and concentration. It was more about solidarity. Life is still going on so we need to carry on."

Hugo LlorisFrance goalkeeper

England 2-0 France

BBC Radio 5 Live

I think all the French people will be in agreement with me in thanking the people in Wembley for the superb tribute they have given us tonight. It was about being together, united in solidarity. We were all brothers tonight.

Julien LaurensFrench journalist

French fans' final defiant message

England 2-0 France

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

As the final seconds were played out here at Wembley, France's fans delivered one final, rousing rendition of “La Marseillaise”.

It drew loud applause from England's fans and was a fitting conclusion to a night of unity and strength here at Wembley.

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Abdulahi: Nice to see England play out from the back. Still lack a world class Number 10 to cut open the defence.  

Antonio: Reckon Hodgson will have Pochetino's number on speed dial to find out who's next to join the England team.  

Mark_Lynch: After these games & form this season & last, Dier should be ahead of Jones - can play in same positions & does it better.

Euro 2016

England and France will both be there next summer - and here are the full list of 24 teams competing for Euro 2016.

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Wales.

England 2-0 France

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

France have turned up but you could see after 15 minutes they had switched off and England were the better side. There must be a lot going through the French players' heads.

FULL-TIME

England 2-0 France

Roy Hodgson embraces Didier Deschamps as players from both sides hug out in the middle, Shirts are exchanged, backs patted. A difficult night has been handled very well all round. 

England 2-0 France

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

The result doesn't matter. But England can take a lot of positives. The tempo was better, more like the Premier League. In comparison to Alicante on Friday, it is 10 times better

England 2-0 France

The French fans end the game as they started it, proudly waving their flags and singing the national anthem. After such a difficult week their players started the game in truly competitive fashion but faded as a force in the second half. 

SUBSTITUTION

England 2-0 France

Dele Alli - man of the match tonight - comes off as Phil Jones gets a run-out in a pretty unorthodox midfield for England for the final few minutes. 

England 2-0 France

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

I think England have played well overall. They have moved the ball quickly. I will say, though, that when it comes to the Euros you will see a very different France.

England 2-0 France

Attendance at Wembley is 71,223. Thank you all for your wonderful support. Nous sommes unit. Together we stand. #ENGvFRA

SUBSTITUTION

England 2-0 France

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is on for the denouement.

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Mike Thain: Give youth a chance and see what happens. Encouraging performance against a strong France team.

Chris Lawton: England desperately need to find a dead ball specialist. So many wasted corners and free kicks tonight.

Will Pedley: Enjoying an England game tonight. Honest, attacking football from both teams.  

SUBSTITUTIONS

England 2-0 France

England send on Jonjo Shelvey and Ryan Bertrand for the closing stages at Wembley.

They replace Harry Kane and Ross Barkley. 

Jonjo Shelvy replaces Ross Barkley
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Harry Kane and Ryan Bertrand
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England 2-0 France

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

England are on the back foot at the moment, losing the ball in that midfield area. And it is all down to Pogba. I would love to see him in the heart of any side. Such a talent, with great poise and technique. Dele Alli would love to emulate Pogba.

England 2-0 France

Paul Pogba has shown a brief glimpse of just what a talent he is since coming on. The one that got away from Manchester United and the Premier League...

Into the last 15 minutes at Wembley, which is fairly quiet now. 

England 2-0 France

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

Sometimes football can be a great release. You need something to deflect and distract you from those difficult times. Why not this evening?

England 2-0 France

Play is stopped momentarily as a huge banner is blown onto the pitch behind Jack Butland's goal. The strong wind, rather than anything else, is to blame and Butland helps a groundsman clear it away. 

Jack Butland takes a banner from the pitch
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Billo: Cracking save by Butland. Perhaps our "golden generation" is going to be finally approaching over the next few years.  

Ben Goodman: Great to see such a young England team tonight, think all of these guys deserve a chance at the Euros.  

SUBSTITUTIONS

England 2-0 France

Antoine Griezmann - whose sister was caught up in Friday's attacks - comes on for France as England introduce Adam Lallana in place of Raheem Sterling. 

France's Antoine Griezmann
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England 2-0 France

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

Jack Butland has been an exceptional keeper this season. He has made so many saves. He stood big then and made a superb save to prevent France scoring.

GREAT SAVE!

England 2-0 France

I was just about to say that this friendly was starting to peter out in familiar fashion - but France nearly score! Paul Pogba turns it on with a brilliant backheel to send Anthony Martial in on goal, he gets the ball out of his feet but Jack Butland makes a sprawling save to keep him out. Excellent stop. 

England 2-0 France

Raheem Sterling, Kieran Gibbs and Wayne Rooney link up with a really neat England attack but Paul Pogba tracks his man all the way back to cut the ball out on the edge of the area.

Minutes earlier Pogba had floated an effort on to the roof of Jack Butland's net from 20 yards.

England's Raheem Sterling
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Wembley rises to Diarra

England 2-0 France

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

This night must be so hard for France's players, who heard the sound of suicide bombers on Friday as they played out their friendly with Germany. Their triumph will not be in the result of this match, which is irrelevant, but showing the strength and spirit to be here.

Lassana Diarra is the epitome of that. He lost his cousin in the Paris attacks and received a standing ovation from sections of the England support when he came on as a substitute.

Lassana Diarra is applauded by the Wembley crowd
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England 2-0 France

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

We have a lot of players with a lot of ability in this country. But how do they get the experience? The pathway from 18 to 21/22 is blocked for a lot of players. Alli was happy enough to play in League One and come through and even stay there on loan after signing for Tottenham

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England 2-0 France

More changes for France as Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and one-time Arsenal (among others) midfielder Lassana Diarra come on for France.

Diarra lost a cousin in the attacks on Friday and receives a huge round of compassionate applause. 

Lassana Diarra
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England 2-0 France

Wayne Rooney now has as many international goals (51) as Thierry Henry.

Henry does have a World Cup winners' medal though. And a European Championships one too.

How good are this France side? We should draw absolutely no conclusions from tonight of course. On paper it is arguably as good as any squad in Europe.

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Tom Geoffrey: Loving John 'Baresi' Stones tonight.   

Danny Cheng: Kane last season, Alli this season, I wonder who Spurs have got for next season?  

Euro 2016 play-offs

Denmark 0-1 Sweden (agg 1-3), Slovenia 1-0 Ukraine (agg 1-2)

Little under than half an hour (of normal time at least) in the final two Euro 2016 play-offs.

And, as it stood at half-time, Sweden and Ukraine are still set to clinch the last two spots at next summer's finals.

Denmark need two goals, without conceding, to force extra-time, while another Slovenia goal without reply will see that tie need another 30 minutes to separate the sides.

Denmark v Sweden
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CLOSE!

England 2-0 France

A night which started with 'La Marseillaise' is now ringing out to 'The Great Escape' as the England band strike up.

Harry Kane then hits a superb effort from 25 yards or so, wonderful hit which goes just wide!

Harry Kane
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England 2-0 France

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

Yet again, Dele Alli with a great challenge in the middle of the park. He has so much potential to go on to great things. He plays the ball simple and this time Sterling provides a cross for Wayne Rooney. He hits the target, which is the main thing, with a decent amount of power. Lloris might think he could have done better.

Hugo Lloris reacts to England's second goal
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GOAL - England 2-0 France

Wayne Rooney

Another excellent goal from England - started again by Dele Alli with another quick turnover in midfield. He finds Raheem Sterling on the left, he stands up a cross to Wayne Rooney coming in from that station on the right. It's a difficult one to keep under control but he hits a volley hard and true, Hugo Lloris can't keep it out. Goal number 51. 

Wayne Rooney scores England's second goal
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England 1-0 France

Congratulations to Academy product @dele_alli36 on scoring his first international goal - and what a goal it was! #OneOfOurOwn

KICK-OFF

England 1-0 France

And we are back under way. 

SUBSTITUTIONS

England 1-0 France

France make two very exciting changes at the break - on come Paul Pogba of Juventus and Kingsley Coman of Bayern Munich. 

England put Jack Butland in goal for the second half.