Ligue 1 - French to pay Japan tribute

Thu, 17 Mar 15:38:00 2011

France's top two divisions will observe a minute's silence in tribute to Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims this weekend, the country's professional football league have announced.

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Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches will be preceded by the tribute "to express their concern for Japan and in tribute to the victims of the catastrophe," the league said in a statement.

The tribute will be for the matches from Friday to Monday in the two professional divisions.

A minute’s silence was observed before this week’s Champions League matches.


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