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England v France: Watch the emotional moment fans sing French national anthem in tribute to Paris attack victims

Published 18/11/2015

Fans in the stands holding a flag reading
Fans in the stands holding a flag reading "Thanks to the world le Chagnot" in tribute to the victims of the terror attack in Paris prior to the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PA

England and France united for a public display of defiance and solidarity in a football friendly at Wembley in the wake of the massacre of 129 people in Paris.

More than 70,000 fans from both side of the Channel roared a stirring rendition of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, underneath the famous Wembley arch lit up in the colours of the Tricolore.

England won the match 2-0 as the Duke of Cambridge, the chairman of the Football Association, looked on while other friendlies across Europe, including in Belgium and Germany, were cancelled over security fears.

A minute's silence was also observed before the match, which took place amid heightened security and mounting political pressure for British action in Syria against Islamic State (IS) - which has claimed responsibility for the attacks in the French capital.

French anthem

The lyrics to La Marseillaise:

Allons enfants de la Patrie,

Le jour de gloire est arrive!

Contre nous de la tyrannie,

L'etendard sanglant est leve,

Entendez-vous dans les campagnes

Football fans draw English and French flags on their faces before the start of the international friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
Football fans draw English and French flags on their faces before the start of the international friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
England players stand side by side with their French counterparts before the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
England's Wayne Rooney (centre) and his team-mates stand side by side with their French counterparts before the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
Mounted police outside Wembley Stadium in London where the French football team is playing England in a friendly tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. The Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be among those in the crowd in a show of solidarity after the deadly attacks on Friday night. See PA story POLICE Paris. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Supporters hold a Che Guevara flag prior to the International Friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium on November 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
France's goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris (R) and France's defender Laurent Koscielny sing their country's national anthem before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and France's coach Didier Deschamps (C) are pictured as they observe a minute's silence before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEIAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images
England manager Roy Hodgson, (L) British Prime Minister David Cameron (3rd L), Britain's Prince William (4th L) and France's coach Didier Deschamps (R) are pictured as they observe a minute's silence before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Football fans hold flags and take pictures before the start of the international friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
An England fan holds a banner before the start of the international friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEIAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images
Football fans are pictured before the start of the international friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Wreaths are plaed prior to the International Friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium on November 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: French players line up for the team photos during prior to the International Friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium on November 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
England fans are pictured before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
A France fan in the stands wears a France football shirt in tribute to the victims of the terror attack in Paris prior to the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
France's Paul Pogba arriving before the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
Fans in the stands holding a flag reading "Thanks to the world le Chagnot" in tribute to the victims of the terror attack in Paris prior to the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
A France fan in the stands wears a France football shirt in tribute to the victims of the terror attack in Paris prior to the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
Armed police on watch outside the ground before the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
England fans Tom, Dan and Taylor McGuigan and Paul Mallen from Mansfield show their support outside the ground before the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
Fans outside Wembley Stadium in London where the French football team is playing England in a friendly tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. The Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be among those in the crowd in a show of solidarity after the deadly attacks on Friday night. See PA story POLICE Paris. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Armed officers outside Wembley Stadium in London where the French football team is playing England in a friendly tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. The Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be among those in the crowd in a show of solidarity after the deadly attacks on Friday night. See PA story POLICE Paris. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Armed officers outside Wembley Stadium in London where the French football team is playing England in a friendly tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. The Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be among those in the crowd in a show of solidarity after the deadly attacks on Friday night. See PA story POLICE Paris. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Football fans arrive outside Wembley Stadium for the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Fans paint the French flag on their faces before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEIAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images
France fans hold up French flags before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEIAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images
Football fans wave French flags before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Football fans hold up a French flag before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Football fans are pictured before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
France's headcoach Didier Deschamps (L) is pictured on the pitch before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEIAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images
Two British Counter Terrorist Specialist Firearms Officers (CTSFO) carry their machine guns as they patrol inside Wembley Stadium ahead of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Football supporters are interviewed by the media outside Wembley Stadium in west London, on November 17, 2015, ahead of the international friendly football match between England and France. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Armed police patrol outside Wembley Stadium in west London, on November 17, 2015, ahead of the international friendly football match between England and France. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Armed police stand outside Wembley Stadium in west London, on November 17, 2015, ahead of the international friendly football match between England and France. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Robert Williams and his son Kian pose with a French and English flag outside Wembley Stadium in west London, on November 17, 2015, ahead of the international friendly football match between England and France. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Robert Williams and his son Kian pose with a French and English flag outside Wembley Stadium in west London, on November 17, 2015, ahead of the international friendly football match between England and France. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: A french fan dressed in the colours of the french flag and adorned with the logo of the Eiffel tower, which was used after the Paris attacks, arrives ahead of tonight's International friendly match between England and France on November 17, 2015 in London, England. Security in London has tightened after a series of terror attacks across the French capital of Paris on Friday, leaving at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: French fans pose for photos dressed in the colours of the french flag as they arrive ahead of tonight's International friendly match between England and France on November 17, 2015 in London, England. Security in London has tightened after a series of terror attacks across the French capital of Paris on Friday, leaving at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: A french fan poses with a hat adorned with the french flag as he arrives ahead of tonight's International friendly match between England and France on November 17, 2015 in London, England. Security in London has tightened after a series of terror attacks across the French capital of Paris on Friday, leaving at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Two Chelsea Pensioners arrive ahead of tonight's International friendly match between England and France on November 17, 2015 in London, England. Security in London has tightened after a series of terror attacks across the French capital of Paris on Friday, leaving at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Mugir ces feroces soldats?

Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras

Egorger vos fils, vos compagnes!

Aux armes, citoyens,

Formez vos bataillons,

Marchons, marchons!

Qu'un sang impur

Abreuve nos sillons!

The English translation reads:

Arise children of the fatherland

The day of glory has arrived

Against us tyranny's

Bloody standard is raised

Listen to the sound in the fields

The howling of these fearsome soldiers

They are coming into our midst

To cut the throats of your sons and consorts

To arms citizens

Form your battalions

March, march

Let impure blood

Water our furrows

Manhunt goes on

French authorities are hunting for a second unidentified terrorist thought to be directly involved in the Paris terror attacks after CCTV reportedly emerged suggesting there were three extremists involved in the attack on a bar.

It would take the total number of attackers to nine, with seven dead and the eighth surviving gunman, Salah Abdeslam, the subject of an international manhunt.

Earlier, David Cameron vowed to outline the case for RAF air strikes against IS targets, telling MPs the militants' stronghold of Raqqa in Syria was the "snake's head" and Britain should attack to "rid the world of this evil".

The Prime Minister's pledge to lay out a "comprehensive strategy" for dealing with IS came as France and Russia stepped up their bombing campaigns against the extremist group.

The French government issued an unprecedented demand for its European Union allies to support its military action against IS by invoking a never-before-used article of the EU's Lisbon Treaty which requires member states to provide "aid and assistance by all the means in their power" to a member that is "the victim of armed aggression on its territory".

But Mr Cameron will face a Commons showdown with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has made clear his opposition to military intervention, although there are signs that growing numbers of Labour MPs could defy Mr Corbyn.

No 10 said there was no date or timetable for a Commons vote, but the strategy would be set out by the end of the month.

Meanwhile, a YouGov poll for the Times has found public support for allowing Syrian refugees to settle in Britain has slumped.

The government has pledged to take 20,000 over the next five years, with around a hundred arriving on a charter flight yesterday.

But the survey suggested 49% of the public thought the UK should be accepting fewer or no refugees - up 22 points since September.

The proportion who want to take more Syrian refugees has dropped from 36% to 20% over the same period.

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