Uniting in a symbol of defiance and respect, fans and players of the French and English soccer teams delivered a moving display of solidarity at Wembley Stadium at a friendly staged four days after the deadly attacks in Paris.
Wayne Rooney scored a record-extending 51st England goal and Dele Alli netted his first in a 2-0 victory over France.
A touching pregame ceremony saw England and France supporters sing the French national anthem as one, before the squads came together around the center circle to observe impeccably a minute's silence in honor of the 129 people killed.
Social media was awash with praise for the dignified way a sensitive occasion was handled. Wembley's iconic arch was lit up in the blue, white, and red of the French flag, while the French motto "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" was projected on the front of the national stadium.
"We have been welcomed here like it's our own home," Sebastien Correia, a train driver from Calais who was attending the game with nine friends, said before kickoff. "That's very important for us, for Europe, and for the world, for all the people who are fighting against dictatorships and terrorism. We need solidarity on a European and a world level."
Prince William, who helped lay floral tributes beside the field, and British Prime Minister David Cameron were among the near-80,000 spectators at Wembley, where there was an increased police presence and enhanced security measures that included compulsory bag searches.
Germany-Netherlands friendly called off
The friendly between Germany and the Netherlands was canceled at short notice due to the serious threat of an attack at the stadium.
"We had concrete evidence that someone wanted to set off an explosive device in the stadium," Hannover police chief Volker Kluwe told German TV.
U.S. draws with Trinidad and Tobago
Gyasi Zardes' open header hit the crossbar early in the second half and the United States finished with a 0-0 draw against Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying in Port-of-Spain. Jermaine Jones' long strike was also thwarted by the crossbar in the 78th minute.
FanDuel suspends N.Y. entry
Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel said it's temporarily suspending entry in paid contests for New York players, while the state attorney general sued to halt what he considers illegal gambling by both FanDuel and DraftKings.
The New York-based company said that move follows its failed attempt to convince a judge late Monday to immediately block the state attorney general's efforts to shut it down.
Federer stops Djokovic
Roger Federer stopped Novak Djokovic's ATP Finals winning streak at 15, beating the top-seeded Serb 7-5, 6-2 to reach the semifinals at the season-ending tournament. Federer still will play Kei Nishikori on Thursday in the final round-robin match.
In other quarterfinal action, Kei Nishikori Nishikori beat Tomas Berdych 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Plasencia earns coaching honor
•Steve Plasencia of the Gophers was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's coach of the year in the Midwest Region. His cross-country team was the runner-up in the regional.
•Gophers freshman goalie Eric Schierhorn was named the Big Ten's third star of the week. The native of Anchorage, Alaska, shut out Minnesota State Mankato 4-0 last Friday on the road, making 31 saves. He made another 28 in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Mavericks at Mariucci Arena the next night.
staff and wire reports