Football

Deschamps Didn’t Tell His Players About Germany v Holland Match Being Called Off

Deschamps Didn’t Tell His Players About Germany v Holland Match Being Called Off

It was an emotional night in London on Tuesday, as France played England just four days after the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris.

Never has the term ‘friendly’ been more appropriate, with both sets of players and fans joining in for a very special rendition of the French national anthem…

But there were fears across the continent that there could be more bad news on the way after the proposed match between Germany and Holland was called off just 90 minutes before kick-off in Hanover.

We told you at the time how reports had filtered out of German newspapers that the emergency service were fearful they had found an ambulance packed with explosives, but thankfully these seemed to be inaccurate.

And after England’s 2-0 win over the French, their clearly emotional manager Didier Deschamps revealed that he hadn’t told his players about the events unfolding in Germany, for fear of their state of mind…

And Deschamps was also full of praise for midfielder Lassana Diarra, who played in the fixture despite losing his cousin in the attacks…

Both England and France will find out their Euro 2016 fate when the draw is made on December 11 in Paris.

More in Football

Sutton Calls Celtic’s Europa League Exit Against Copenhagen a ‘Reality Check’

Daniel CawFebruary 27, 2020

A ‘Bitterly Disappointed’ Neil Lennon Says Celtic ‘Shot Themselves in the Foot’

Daniel CawFebruary 27, 2020

Wales Boss Ryan Giggs Says ‘Looking Closely’ at Hibs Striker Christian Doidge

Daniel CawFebruary 27, 2020

Twitter Temporarily Changes Its Homepage Header to Ryan Kent Celebrating

Daniel CawFebruary 27, 2020

Kenny Miller Says Rangers Fans Would Rather Win the Premiership Title Instead of the Europa League

Daniel CawFebruary 27, 2020

Rangers Fans Pick Teams They Want to Face in Europa League Last-16 Draw

Daniel CawFebruary 27, 2020

Steven Gerrard Describes Critics of ‘Top Player’ Ryan Kent as ‘Ludicrous’

Daniel CawFebruary 26, 2020

Video: Steven Gerrard Jokes He’ll Solves Rangers’ Penalty Woes by Taking Next One

Daniel CawFebruary 26, 2020

Video: George Edmundson Describes Braga Win as ‘One of the Best Days of My Life’

Daniel CawFebruary 26, 2020