The Aftermath of Paris on World Football



In the el Clasico matchup, the players from Real Madrid and Barcelona pay tribute to the Paris attacks.

Roman Martinez

Shortly around 9:45 p.m. last Friday, at halftime of an International friendly soccer match between France and Germany, bombs went off around the Stade de France.  

It wasn’t until the game was over, around 10:50 P.M., that the fans and players were aware of the unfortunate events that were going on around them.

This brought a lot of safety concerns to the upcoming soccer matches around Europe.

On Tuesday, November 14, England faced France in a friendly at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Football stepped aside that evening as the fans at the Wembley stood in support of Paris.

That same evening the Germany VS. Netherlands exhibition was cancelled due to the threat at the stadium in Hanover, Germany and tensions brought by the Paris attacks.

Another big soccer match that will take extra precautions of security is the Real Madrid C.F. VS. Fc Barcelona this Saturday.  Games between Real Madrid and Barcelona have been considered high-risk events in the past mostly because of threats of fan violence, not terrorism.

“Even though the world is in shock right now, soccer is a way for us to come together and forget about the evil the attacks have brought to the world” said senior Kevin Becerra.

Barclays Premier League games this weekend will play the French anthem before every game to remember the victims of Paris

The Paris attacks will make officials in Europe take precautions in upcoming soccer matches especially since the UEFA Euro 2016 competition is hosted by France.