Roy Hodgson has expressed his sincerest condolences to the victims of the terror attacks in Paris.

Hodgson further stated the upcoming friendly which has been confirmed to hold as scheduled will be a show of solidarity.

There were indications the friendly between England and France will not hold on Tuesday at Wembley, but that will not be the case.

“On behalf of the England coaching staff and players, I would like to pass on our heartfelt condolences to the French nation at this extremely difficult time,” Hodgson said in a statement released by the English FA.

“The events in Paris have left us all shocked and we are thinking of the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by these tragic events.

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“Shortly after the match last night [Friday] the FA contacted the FFF to express our deep sympathy and ask if they wanted to go ahead with Tuesday’s scheduled game at Wembley Stadium.

“Today [Saturday] the FFF has informed us they would still like to play the fixture. We respect that decision and will prepare accordingly – both on and off the pitch.

“The match will be a serious occasion but one that shows that the football world is united against these atrocities.

“I’m sure the England team and our fans will play their part and show solidarity with our French friends on Tuesday evening and provide support for both teams during this difficult time.”

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