It was supposed to be a day of eager anticipation for French sports fans, as France and Germany played an international soccer friendly in Paris. Perhaps, if you used your imagination, it was a preview of the Euro 2016 soccer final — France has a chance to reach the end of Europe’s most prestigious tournament while hosting the event on home soil next summer.

Instead, the match and the Stade de France that hosted it became a jarring backdrop of sad contrast as Paris erupted in a series of near-simultaneous attacks Friday night, leaving scores dead

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Scenes from France-Germany soccer match in aftermath of Paris attacks