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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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  1. Post update

    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. 

  2. 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
  3. 'A difficult night for everyone'

    England 2-0 France

    Quote Message: 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." from Wayne Rooney England captain
    Wayne RooneyEngland captain
  4. Player reaction

    England 2-0 France

    Hugo Lloris
    Image caption: Tottenham team-mates Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane
    Quote Message: 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." from Hugo Lloris France goalkeeper
    Hugo LlorisFrance goalkeeper
  5. Post update

    England 2-0 France

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Quote Message: 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. from Julien Laurens French journalist
    Julien LaurensFrench journalist
  6. 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.

  7. Get Involved

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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.

  8. 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.

  9. Post update

    England 2-0 France

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: 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.
  10. 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. 

  11. Post update

    England 2-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: 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
  12. Post update

    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. 

  13. 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. 

  14. Post update

    England 2-0 France

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: 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.
  15. Post update

    England 2-0 France

  16. 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.  

  18. 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
    Harry Kane and Ryan Bertrand
  19. Post update

    England 2-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: 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.
  20. Post update

    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. 

  21. Post update

    England 2-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

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

    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.  

  24. 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
  25. Post update

    England 2-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: 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.
  26. 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. 

  27. Post update

    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
  28. 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
  29. Post update

    England 2-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: 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
  30. SUBSTITUTIONS

    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
  31. Post update

    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?  

  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Post update

    England 2-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: 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
  36. 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
  37. Post update

    England 1-0 France

  38. KICK-OFF

    England 1-0 France

    And we are back under way. 

  39. 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. 

  40. Post update

    England 1-0 France

    Almost time for the resumption at Wembley. Good news - of sorts - coming in from Hannover where German officials say no explosives have been found and no arrests made.

    Earlier, the match between Germany and the Netherlands was cancelled because of a "concrete threat".

  41. 'A spine-tingling moment'

    England 1-0 France

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent at Wembley

    It was a spine-tingling moment as fans within Wembley rose as one to sing La Marseillaise. Big screens inside the stadium showed the lyrics to the anthem and both sets of supporters united in a display of solidarity. A mosaic of cards was held aloft to display a giant Tricolour flag at one end of the ground. Some of the French players were close to being overwhelmed with emotion. Both squads then stood together, as a group, while the crowd applauded. A minute's silence was then observed. Following such devastation and grief, this was a poignant - and beautifully observed - occasion as football reflected, remembered and ultimately stood defiant against terrorism.  

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  42. Get Involved

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    Neil Gupta: Special goal Alli but Rooney a major force in those last 10. Spraying it around masterfully. Ridiculously viewed as past it.  

    oletuM M R: Kane, Alli, Clyne, Stones, Barkley, Sterling & Lingard. Talent is there to go on and do something special.  

    Alexis Gorton: Tottenham and England have themselves a gem. Get in there Dele!  

  43. Post update

    England 1-0 France

    I saw a fair bit of Dele Alli in League One and I have to be honest, I didn't expect him to break into the Tottenham team this season. He's just scored a brilliant goal for England.

    Could he be in the squad - the side - at Euro 2016?

    Delle Ali
  44. Post update

    England 1-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: Really positive performance from England compared to how dismal and lacking in conviction it was on Friday. the tempo is better. They are playing a Premier League style of football and it suits the team. It is what they are used to.
    Harry Kane
  45. Post update

    England 1-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: What a fantastic goal that is. I was saying before that Alli has everything. He had no right to win that challenge 40 yards from goal. He didn't shirk responsibility, slid in and won the ball and then jumped straight up to collect the ball. It maybe just clipped Koscielny but I don't think Lloris would have saved it. Alli has a fantastic chance between now and the end of the season to seal one of those places in England's midfield.
  46. HALF-TIME

    England 1-0 France

    Rich applause rings out at Wembley after a stirring hour or so. First the united anthems and minute's silence, then a very competitive and decent half of football, glossed by a superb goal from Dele Alli. 

  47. CLOSE!

    England 1-0 France

    England's front three have France in all kinds of bother as again they break with pace. Ross Barkley sends Raheem Sterling away down the left, he has Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney over but decides to cut in and shoot - just wide.

  48. Post update

    England 1-0 France

    Wayne Rooney has played on the right wing largely tonight by the way. And looked much better for it.

    Wayne Rooney
  49. Post update

    England 1-0 France

  50. GOAL - England 1-0 France

    Dele Alli

    A wonderful goal! What a way to mark your full England debut. Dele Alli starts the move with a crunching tackle in midfield, he then gets the ball back and shoots from, what, 25 yards? The ball brushes off the thigh of Laurent Koscielny but flies past Spurs team-mate Hugo Lloris. A stunning strike. 

    Dele Alli scores for England
  51. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Are there more young internationals lurking in League One waiting to be discovered? Dele Alli has had an amazing year.

    Wembley just quietening down now as we approach half-time. The area behind Hugo Lloris' goal is now full of scrunched up paper as spectators dispose of the cards they used to make a mosaic of the Tricolore pre-kick-off. 

  52. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: Dele Alli is strong, tall and powerful. He has technique and can pick a pass. Most importantly, at 19 years of age he has 80 games under his belt. Once you get that competitive edge you can step into any league if you have the talent. That is what separates him out from other young English players.
  53. Euro 2016 play-offs

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

    Later tonight we will know which two nations will complete the Euro 2016 finals line-up. That could be after another 45 minutes of football, or we might need extra-time and possibly penalties.

    As it stands at half-time in these two matches, Sweden and Ukraine will take the final two spots. 

    Sweden lead 1-0 at half-time of their second leg against Denmark, while Ukraine trail on the night - but are still ahead on aggregate - in Slovenia.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    Image caption: Sweden skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first-time finish in Copenhagen has put his team a step closer to the Euro 2016 finals
  54. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: A great ball from Harry Kane to Wayne Rooney. I thought he had done Koscielny but he cut back inside on to his weaker left foot and just fired it over the bar. Another great counter-attack from England.
  55. CLOSE!

    England 0-0 France

    England playing some really nice stuff tonight, as well as I can remember them playing for a long time. They have real energy and pace in this young XI and break nicely when France lose the ball.

    Harry Kane is able to find Wayne Rooney charging down the right, he runs at Laurent Koscielny and shoots left-footed, the ball curling away from Hugo Lloris but just beyond the corner. 

    Wayne Rooney shoots at Hugo Lloris
  56. Wembley's public tribute

    England 0-0 France

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

    The three floral tributes laid by the dignitaries before kick-off have been left in Wembley's technical areas as the game progresses. In the moments before kick-off England defender Kyle Walker made a point of seeking out his Tottenham team-mate, the France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, for a warm embrace and brief chat.

    Floral tributes laid by both sides at Wembley
  57. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Roy Hodgson and Gary Neville are very animated on the England bench after Kieran Gibbs wastes a good attack with a poor cross. Nathaniel Clyne then follows suit on the other flank.

  58. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: I think this is the best game we've seen at Wembley for a long time. It may be a friendly but it is competitive. It is a great opportunity for some of these young players to play against a good French side and show they are worth their place.
  59. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Dele Alli has had a fine start to the season for Spurs and drives on through the centre of midfield twice in a few moments. First he tees up Harry Kane for a blocked shot and then wins a free-kick which Wayne Rooney hits at Hugo Lloris.

    England midfielder Delle Ali
  60. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: England are moving the ball so much quicker than Friday night. The tempo is higher and they look more comfortable doing that. They may give the ball away playing at this pace but it is a more Premier League style and they look better for it.
  61. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Eric Dier - on his first start for England - starts a decent move which almost ends with Raheem Sterling being played in on goal but Hugo Lloris is alert in the France goal to sweep up. The crowd are still offering plenty of support to both sides as Manchester United forward Anthony Martial flies past Nathaniel Clyne and shoots low - well held by Joe Hart.

    Will Martial be a star of next summer's Euros?

    Anthony Martial
  62. Get Involved

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    Sam Jenkins: Football, so often a great divider. Not tonight. Quite spectacular to see and hear La Marseillaise ringing around Wembley.

  63. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Another rendition of La Marseillaise rings out from the France fans followed by 'Allez Les Bleus!'

    The loudest away fans I can recall at an England game wereGhana a few yearsago but those in the blue of France are making plenty of noise too.

    France fans during the match with England
  64. CLOSE!

    England 0-0 France

    The first chances for either side. First France break away and Yohan Cabaye shoots just over the top from 22 yards, and then Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris finds club colleague Harry Kane with a miscued clearance. Kane is in on goal - but chooses to cross instead of shoot and it's dealt with. 

    Yohan Cabaye
  65. Euro 2016 play-offs

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

    Two important goals in the Euro 2016 play-offs taking place tonight.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put Sweden ahead in Denmark, meaning the home side now need to score at least twice if they are going to reach the Euro 2016 finals.

    The Paris St-Germain striker's first-time finish is his 10th goal in his past 10 qualifiers. 

    Slovenia already knew they needed two goals minimum tonight - and they have netted one of them against Ukraine.

    Captain Bostjan Cesar, perhaps lucky to still be on the pitch after appearing to elbow an Ukrainian opponent in the opening five minutes, heads in from close range after 11 minutes.

    Sweden celebrate
  66. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: It has been quite a bright start. There was a long wait for both teams to get started but they seem eager to get out and play football. It is almost a release of tension.
    Raheem Sterling
  67. Get involved

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    Daniel Woodley: Those scenes at Wembley even brought tears to my eyes. Amazing how football can join together in times like this. 

  68. Special, poignant moments at Wembley

    England 0-0 France

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Great emotion at Wembley as both sets of supporters sang "La Marseillaise" and then France and England's teams mixed together for a team photograph - a gesture of unity that prompted huge applause around the stadium.

    It was a very moving moment and the minute's silence was beautifully observed. And it has been clear from the moment Wembley's doors opened that the French following are very appreciative of the understanding, support and sympathy they have been afforded.

    The France fans, perched high in a corner of Wembley, are waving the Tricolore but it is noticeable that many England fans around the stadium are also waving the blue, white and red.

    French fans
  69. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Any thoughts that this game would be played at a testimonial pace are put to one side in a frantic opening. Left-back Lucas Digne wins the ball high up the pitch and almost puts England in danger as a few heavy tackles come in in midfield. Competitive enough start. 

  70. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Danny Mills is not the only one impressed with the pre-match scenes at Wembley.

  71. Post update

    England 0-0 France

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: I have to say the England fans are much maligned at times, but what a gesture. Not one person broke the minute of silence. It was very respectful. It is a sign that life does go on and we are together.
    England and France pay tribute
  72. KICK-OFF

    England 0-0 France

    Football - the sideshow tonight really - now takes centre stage, albeit rather uneasily. England get us under way. 

  73. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Another neat touch of solidarity for the minute's silence at Wembley, as instead of lining up facing one another the players spread out and encircle the centre-spot England-France-England-France and so on.

    Many players have their eyes closed. Some looking to the heavens as they remember the events of Friday night.

    England and France line-up in the centre circle
  74. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    The full 46 or so members of both matchday squads unite, hand in hand, for a pre-match photo in the centre circle. Again - to hearty applause from Royalty and Prime Minister David Cameron.

    This is a strange atmosphere for an international friendly - but it's also the best I can remember.

    England and France line-up
  75. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

  76. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Wembley gives 'La Marseillaise' a very decent rendition indeed as the far side of Wembley hold up cards to spell out the Tricolore.

    Arsene Wenger is among the crowd singing away heartily.

    Huge applause and cheers at the end of an anthem. A great moment. 

    France fans at Wembley
    Wembley show France's france tricolore
  77. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    PA announcements are being read out in English and French tonight. The announcement of the France anthem gets a huge cheer from the visiting fans.

    First up is God Save the Queen - which is fairly muted inside Wembley.

  78. Follow the anthem

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Fans inside Wembley tonight have been asked to sing along with the French national anthem 'La Marseillaise'.

    If you want to join in at home, here are the words:

    Allons, enfants de la PatrieLe jour de gloire est arrivé!Contre nous, de la tyrannieL'étendard sanglant est levéEntendez-vous dans les campagnesMugir ces féroces soldats?Ils viennent jusque dans nos brasÉgorger nos fils, nos compagnes!

    Aux armes, citoyens!Formez vos bataillonsMarchons, marchons!Qu'un sang impurAbreuve nos sillons!

  79. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Prince William, Roy Hodgson and Didier Deschamps carry floral tributes out and lay them inside the technical area. 

    Deschamps is wearing a black armband over his blue suit.

    Prince William and Didier Deschamps
    A minutes silence is observed by both England and France
  80. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    The players are in the tunnel at Wembley, players standing side-by-side as a ripple of applause rings out as the flags of both countries are unfurled.

    Hugo Lloris looks emotional at the head of the France line.

  81. Get Involved

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    Lewlewlive: This is probably going to be the most important game of football I'll ever watch.

    Mark: The football at Wembley tonight is what sport is all about. Bringing enjoyment to those in dark times. Uniting nations.

    Paul Thompson: Proud to be English tonight and supporting the French in what must be an awful time. Sport really does bring people together.

  82. 'A show of solidarity'

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    England manager Roy Hodgson on ITV: "Globally it is more focused on our game now the other matches are off. We see the game as a show of solidarity and defiance.

    "The French team were very keen that the game go ahead, and it's what we wanted too. The players want to play and show what they can do. I don't think there will be any problems what the game starts.

    "It doesn't feel like it normally feels inside Wembley stadium."

    England manager Roy Hodgson
  83. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

  84. Post update

    Germany P-P Netherlands

    If you are just tuning in tonight, Germany's game with the Dutch was called off 90 minutes before kick-off.

    A second venue in Hanover - a music arena - has now been evacuated by police. The 14,000 TUI Arena was due to host a concert by the band The Söhne Mannheims.

    Hanover police now say they received a "concrete threat" about a bomb, German news agency DPA reports, citing police chief Volker Kluwe.

    Follow the latest from BBC News here.

  85. 'First time I've been scared inside a stadium'

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Former France midfielder Christian Karembeu, who is working as an ITV pundit at Wembley, was inside the Stade de France on Friday and has been describing the experience.

    "Step by step we heard some information and we were shocked about what was happening outside the stadium," says the ex-Middlesbrough player.

    "We were inside and couldn't go outside. It was the first time I have been scared and have felt fear inside a stadium.

    "Usually we share fun with the crowd, but I could only think about my family."

  86. Wembley a symbol of solidarity

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

    With the giant arch bathed in the blue, white and red of France's Tricolore, and supporters carrying the flags of both countries on Wembley Way, there is a real sense of togetherness around the stadium tonight.

    Wembley

     This friendly, in a competitive context, is an irrelevance and the real meaning is that Wembley is a symbol of solidarity with the French people after the horrific events in Paris.  

  87. Post update

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    In 20 minutes or so the whole of Wembley will be singing along to La Marseillaise - or attempting to, anyway.

    It's a surreal atmosphere inside the stadium and it promises to be quite a moment. 

    France fans show their support at Wembley
  88. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Following out the teams tonight will be a laying of floral tributes in the technical area.

    The Duke Of Cambridge, coaches Roy Hodgson and Didier Deschamps, Patrick Kanner, French Secretary of State for Urban Affairs, Youth and Sport, FA chairman Greg Dyke and Noel Le Graet, the FFF President will all be involved.

  89. 'I am in two minds'

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    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Quote Message: I am still in two minds about this. I think the game should go ahead but there is a tension you can feel. We are tense but incredibly grateful to the British public and London in particular for welcoming us. Since the atrocities on Friday it has been wall-to-wall coverage. Football is not a means to forget about that but to focus on how to get out of this mindset. The English have helped us do that. from Philippe Auclair French journalist
    Philippe AuclairFrench journalist
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  90. Euro 2016 play-offs

    Final two spots to be decided

    While tonight's match at Wembley is largely insignificant, there are two games taking place across Europe which retain importance for the four nations involved.

    Denmark host Sweden, with Ukraine visiting Slovenia, to decide the final two places at next summer's European Championship finals in France.

    Sweden make the short trip to their Scandinavian neighbours with a 2-1 lead from the first leg, while Ukraine hold a 2-0 advantage. 

    There will be a minute's silence before each 19:45 GMT kick-off following the Paris attacks. Both sets of players will also wear black armbands.

  91. 'The game should have been called off'

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Quote Message: I don't think the game should be taking place. People will say it is a showing of solidarity and getting on with life. But the players, particularly as some of them had family involved, should be with their friends and family and should have gone home. It is a friendly football match. I have not heard one person talk about this football match. Minds are not on the game. It is so close to Friday night, it should have been called off.
    France warm-up
  92. 'This demonstrates our togetherness'

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    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Quote Message: There is no doubt that some of the players would prefer this game not to be played. But once the decision was made it was decided that they had to stand together. Despite all the reservations, it will bring more good than anything. This is a way to demonstrate our togetherness. from Philippe Auclair French journalist
    Philippe AuclairFrench journalist
    Pray for Paris
  93. Get Involved

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    Len: The game no longer matters, the occasion matters more than ever before.  

    Andrew Priestley: After the awful events that occured on Friday it's great to see sport used as a vehicle of unity. Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.  

    Rich B: Do us proud Wembley. We stand together with France, a night when the half & half scarf makes perfect sense.

  94. 'Not here to speak about football'

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Former France left-back Bixente Lizarazu, who is commentating on the match for French television, says it is going to be a difficult occasion for everyone involved at Wembley tonight.

    “This match is not easy for both teams, for anyone, not even the journalists,” says the 45-year-old, who helped Les Bleus win the 1998 World Cup.

    “We are not here in London to speak about football. I don’t know how I will make the commentary about this match – it is difficult."

  95. 'The game is an afterthought'

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    John Murray

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Quote Message: The game will be something of an afterthought. The focus will be on what happens in the couple of hours before the match and certainly the singing of the French national anthem. Roy Hodgson summed it up well when he said that at the end of the evening, what we want is to feel it was the right decision to play the game.
    England manager Roy Hodgson
  96. 'It will be emotional'

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    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Bournemouth's French defender Sylvain Distin on BBC Radio 5 live: "Tonight won’t just be about the result, it’s to show an act of togetherness and compassion as well and the result won’t be as important as it usually will be. It’s a strong act and it’s a strong message to be sent across the world." 

    Do you think it will be difficult for the players on the pitch tonight?

    “Of course, especially as one or two of the players in the French team have been affected directly by this incident so I think it will be emotional.”

  97. 'Tonight will be anything but meaningless'

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    England anthem
    Quote Message: “It’s their [France's] stadium where this horrific tragedy took place, it could have easily been our stadium. National rivalries on the pitch mean nothing off the pitch, it was an outrage and an assault on humanity. It will be a hugely significant moment [England fans singing the French national anthem], I was visiting the fans' forums on the day after the tragedy and there were many fans posting, hard-core fans from all around the world saying 'I’ve never in my life imagined I’d sing someone else’s national anthem, on Tuesday that’s what I want to do'. It’s a song of defiance and resistance, it’s a rousing tune and I think it will be an extraordinary moment. People say international friendlies are meaningless, tonight will be anything but meaningless.” from Mark Perryman England Supporters Club
    Mark PerrymanEngland Supporters Club

    Listen to French journalist on 5 live: "I will cry when Wembley sings La Marseillaise."

  98. Flying the flag

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    As well as joining in with the French anthem, Wembley will also look like home for the France team tonight.

    Materials will be on seats in the east side (England home end) of the stadium, which will form the French Tricolore when fans hold them aloft during the anthem.

    There will then be a minute's silence observed prior to kick-off.

    France fans at Wembley
  99. Team News

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    France make five changes from the side which beat Germany on Friday night.

    Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye, Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and former Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa all start.

    Lassana Diarra - whose cousin was killed in the attacks in Paris on Friday - misses out, as does Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

    Griezmann's sister was in the Bataclan theatre but escaped the attack there.

  100. 'A victory for democracy'

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    England fans

    Former France coach Raymond Domenech: "It’s important to play tonight because we have to show that we’re not afraid at all by what happened. Life is continuing, we can’t stop, we have to live and everybody has to show that life is continuing.

    "It’s solidarity if the English can sing La Marseillaise in a football game, it’s a big victory for democracy, for people to see that sport can join more than anything else."

  101. Saha 'not convinced' about finals

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    BBC World Service broadcast a special programme from Wembley earlier today, speaking to Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne and former France striker Louis Saha.

    Champagne believes the match going ahead shows a sign of unity after the Paris attacks, sending a message to everyone across the world affected by terrorism to stand up against attackers.

    Meanwhile, Saha says he is not totally convinced that the European Championships finals should go ahead in France next summer.

    Listen to short clips of the Champagne and Saha interviews.

  102. Euros to remain in France

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    The Euro 2016 finals will remain in France, Uefa has reaffirmed.

    The country's hosting of the event had come under scrutiny following Friday's attacks in Paris in which 129 people were killed.

    But in a statement on Monday, Uefa said it had been working with authorities for three years "to guarantee there is a safe and secure tournament".

    The draw for the finals will go ahead as scheduled on 12 December at the Palais des Congres in Paris.

    "We are confident that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that is the case," added the statement.

    The tournament will be played in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016.

  103. Wembley's spirit of solidarity

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

    Talking to England's supporters around the concourses of Wembley, the competitive edge of facing an old sporting adversary has been replaced by a spirit of solidarity as they want to show strength alongside the French in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

    A small group of French players have just come out to warm up and were greeted with warm applause from England's fans who have already taken their seats in the stadium.

    Hugo Lloris
  104. 'We have to be here'

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    The French team will find it almost "impossible" to play with the correct mindset tonight, says former World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu.

    “It is very difficult for the French team to play, but we have to be here to stand up and play this match," he tells BBC Sport.

    “We need to feel humanity and so we need to have the feeling of English and European people. This is not just a problem for France, it is a problem for Europe, and a problem for the world.

    “This match is important for all the French people. The message we're sending out is that life must go on, we will not change our lives. That is why we are playing.”

    France fan
  105. Post update

    Germany P-P Netherlands

    The Germany team have just tweeted that they 'are in a safe place' and that the game does not go ahead.

    Follow that breaking story here.

  106. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Wayne Rooney
    Image caption: Wayne Rooney led the England squad in a minute's silence on Monday

    England captain Wayne Rooney said he was "sickened" by the images and footage of the attacks in Paris this weekend.

    He added: "It's a sad time and in terms of going on the pitch we can only do that in the understanding that all the security checks have been made and it's safe to do so. Unless we are told otherwise we are assuming that we are right and ready to play.

    "You never know what can happen but we have to assume we are safe on the pitch and hope we don't have a repeat of what happened on Friday night."

  107. Get Involved

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Football comes second tonight - but if you are at Wembley do get in touch.

    We'd love to hear your stories and see your pictures from an emotional evening.

    Text us on 81111 (with your name) or tweet us at #bbcfootball.

  108. 'The solidarity has been overwhelming'

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Quote Message: I am not sure on Saturday that it was the right call [to play] but now we are here we need to embrace it. We can't let them beat us by what they did on Friday. Playing is a good answer to that. The solidarity around the world has been overwhelming. I think the French public, either here in the stadium or watching and listening back home, will be touched [by the English fans singing the French national anthem]. Sport, and especially football, can bring people together. from Julien Laurens Le Parisien journalist
    Julien LaurensLe Parisien journalist
    Wembley fans
  109. Waddle praises French character

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

    Former England international Chris Waddle, who played for Marseille in France for three years, says tonight's decision to play England so soon after the Paris atrocities gives a clear insight into the nation's character.

    He told BBC Sport: "I personally wouldn't have played the game but for everyone who says it shouldn't be played you will get another giving you a very good reason why it should be played.

    "I lived in France for three years when I was with Marseille and they are a very strong and determined nation.

    "This is the French nation saying 'you're not going to stop us doing what we want to do. We are going to get on with our lives.'

    "And if the French say they are going to do something they do it. They are very strong people and I have always respected them for that. This is them telling people they are not going to change their way of life."

  110. Anthems united

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  111. Tune in now

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    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Wherever you are tonight you can listen to full live commentary of the game from Wembley on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Just press play at the top of this page.

    Jonathan Overend presents build-up from Wembley from 19:00 GMT.

  112. 'Business as usual'

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    Quote Message: The crucial thing to get over tonight is that this is business as usual for London. I very much hope it will be a full stadium and fans will sing not just our national anthem but the French anthem as well. from Boris Johnson Mayor of London
    Boris JohnsonMayor of London
    Wembley Way ahead of kick-off
  113. Anthems united

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Perhaps the most striking part of the build-up to tonight's game will come during the national anthems.

    England fans are asked to respect and join in with the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, the words of which will be displayed on screens inside the stadium.

    La Marseillaise will be sung after God Save the Queen, in a change of protocol.

    Elsewhere, Italy and Romania will run out to the Marseillaise before their friendly in Bologna tonight.

  114. Post update

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    Hannover

    A BBC news team is live in Hannover as spectators stream out of the stadium where tonight's international has been postponed.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to attend the match at the 49,000-capacity HDI Arena.  

  115. Belgium game off

    Belgium P-P Spain

    Belgium's friendly with Spain in Brussels tonight has been called off because of security fears following the deadly attacks in Paris.

    French prosecutors have identified a Belgian as the attacks' mastermind.

    Belgium's government raised the terror threat level to three on Monday, indicating a serious threat.

    Belgium game off
  116. Team News

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    On a tricky evening for him Roy Hodgson makes seven changes to the England team. Spurs duo Dele Alli and Eric Dier start together in midfield.

    England Team: 1 Hart 2 Clyne 3 Gibbs 4 Dier 5 Cahill 6 Stones 7 Alli 8 Barkley 9 Kane 10 Rooney (c) 11 Sterling  

  117. 'Do you celebrate?'

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    With events on the pitch tonight playing second fiddle, it does put the players in a rather awkward position.

    As former England striker Ian Wright put it on BBC Radio 5 live this morning, what happens if England dish out a heavy defeat on France tonight? Would that not feel right?

    Ian Wright
  118. Wembley on full alert

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

    As the news filters through about the stadium evacuation in Hannover ahead of the scheduled friendly between Germany and the Netherlands, which has now been called off, the sounds of Wembley's increased security operation are in the air.

    The roar of helicopters circling above Wembley can be heard and police with sniffer dogs have been at the stadium since early this morning.

    Wembley
  119. Fear at Wembley?

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    BBC London's Anjana Gadgil: "I was at St Pancras this morning, meeting French football fans as they came off the Eurostar. I got talking to Rached Khaouf and Charif Attar, two young men from Paris.

    "Charif was at the Stade de France on Friday and heard the explosions, but he didn’t realise what they were until he started to receive texts from his friends. Charif told me he does feel afraid going to Wembley this evening – but he has to confront his fear and carry on with his life. Rached says he doesn’t feel afraid, the terrorists must be re-educated."

  120. Post update

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    Confirmation that Germany's friendly with the Netherlands has been called off, report Hannover Police. 

    The Hannover Stadium, hosting the match, started to be evacuated less then two hours before kick-off.

    Police look over an empty Hannover Stadium
  121. Deschamps proud of France team

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    France's players will represent their country with greater pride than ever tonight, says manager Didier Deschamps.

    France's game with Germany at the Stade de France was targeted in the attacks and Deschamps and his squad have had an intense few days.

    "We are here to represent our country and its colours blue, white and red with even more pride than we normally would," said Deschamps.

    "It has been a difficult, stressful time, but we have been together and each of us, in our way, has kept up to date with the events.

    "Each player and individual has dealt with this in their own way. The main thing is that we have kept together and shared our grief.

    "The match will be full of emotion but we have a duty to perform and give a good account of ourselves and represent our country in the right way."

    Didier Deschamps
  122. Post update

    England v France (20:00 GMT)

    It promises to be an emotional evening at Wembley tonight as football fans show solidarity with France.

    Wembley's arch is coloured in the blue, white and red of the France flag and the words of the national motto of France, Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, which stands for liberty, equality and fraternity, are displayed prominently on England's national stadium. 

    Wembley Way
  123. BreakingGame off

    Germany P-P Netherlands

    Some more breaking news, from the Germany v Netherlands game, where the Hannover Stadium hosting the friendly is being evacuated.

    Follow that developing story here.

    Hannover Arena
    Germany v Netherlands
  124. 'I've never been in a game like this before'

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    Wembley

    On Friday night, an international friendly between France and Germany came under global scrutiny - for all the wrong reasons.

    Four people were killed outside the Stade de France and across the city of Paris a total of 129 people were killed in attacks.

    Tonight, it is Wembley which will be in focus as the France team face England in what promises to be an emotional night for all involved.

    "I can't deny there's something hanging over which is far, far greater than a football match," said England manager Roy Hodgson.

    Wembkey

    Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn added that the game would have "massive global significance".

    England boss Hodgson added: "That will be lingering whether we like it or not. I've never been in a football game like this before."