England manager Hodgson switched into French to explain the decision – he learned the language while managing the Swiss national team in the mid-90s – saying he hoped England fans would join in with the French national team.
Here are the lyrics to the shortened version of La Marseillaise, always sung before sports matches.
Allons, enfants de la Patrie Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Contre nous, de la tyrannie L’étendard sanglant est levé Entendez-vous dans les campagnes Mugir ces féroces soldats? Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras Égorger nos fils, nos compagnes!
Aux armes, citoyens! Formez vos bataillons Marchons, marchons! Qu’un sang impur Abreuve nos sillons!
And here’s probably the best movie rendition ever: Casablanca.
The Wembley Arch will be lit up in the blue, white and red of the French Tricolore, and cards will be left on the seats at England’s home end to form the flag during the anthem.
The FA are advising fans travelling to the game to arrive early: “For your convenience it is preferable for supporters not to bring bags and there will be increased bag searches upon entrance,” a statement read.
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