France National Team To Play England In Act Of Defiance

The Wembley Arch will be illuminated in the red, white and blue of the French flag. The French motto, “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite” will be projected onto the front of the stadium. The words of “La Marseillaise,”France’s national anthem, will be shown on giant screens so that England fans can sing along with their French counterparts.

A general view shows Wembley Stadium bearing images of two French flags and the words translated from French "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" as a mark of respect to the victims of the deadly attacks in Paris, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. French police raided more than 150 locations overnight as authorities released the names of two more potential suicide bombers involved in the Paris attacks— one born in Syria, the other a Frenchman wanted as part of a terrorism investigation. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

A general view shows Wembley Stadium bearing images of two French flags and the words translated from French “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” as a mark of respect to the victims of the deadly attacks in Paris, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. French police raided more than 150 locations overnight as authorities released the names of two more potential suicide bombers involved in the Paris attacks— one born in Syria, the other a Frenchman wanted as part of a terrorism investigation. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

A match between the England and France soccer teams on Tuesday — a game that what supposed to serve as a valuable warm-up ahead of next year’s European Championship — has been transformed into a poignant act ofdefiance, solidarity and sporting unity.