Paris attacks: All weekend sporting fixtures postponed

All weekend sporting fixtures in Paris area have been postponed after a series of attacks.

Updated: Nov 14, 2015, 18:11 PM IST
Paris attacks: All weekend sporting fixtures postponed

New Delhi: All weekend sporting fixtures in the Paris area have been postponed after a series of attacks across the French capital, which claimed more than 120 lives, according to reports.

Glasgow Warriors' European Champions Cup match against Racing 92 is among the fixtures to be postponed. Coupe de France ties at Entente SSG, Versailles, Bretigny and Mantes have also been postponed. But no Ligue 1 matches were scheduled.

A statement on Racing's website said: "Following the tragic events of the last night, the game Racing 92 - Glasgow Warriors is postponed today.

"The new date of the game will be announced as soon as possible.

"Racing 92 expresses its sorrow and solidarity with the families of the victims."

Besides rugby and football matches, two basketball Ligue A matches and four women's first division games; One handball Division one match; and Taekwondo Paris international tournament have also been postponed, said a report in BCC.

However, Saturday's two European Challenge Cup matches in England involving French sides will go ahead. Worcester Warriors host La Rochelle, while London Irish take on Agen.

Latest figures from French officials confirmed that at least 128 people were killed — with 87 of those deaths occurring at the Bataclan theatre, where a concert was going on during the attacks.

In addition, more than 200 people were injured during the attacks, which appear to have been co-ordinated acts of terrorism across the French capital early Friday. Of those injured, 99 people were listed as being in serious condition.

The Stade de France, where France were playing Germany in an international friendly, was among the venues targeted, with a blast, from an apparent suicide bombing, heard during the game and three fatalities reported outside the arena.

The explosions were heard in the 20th minute but the game continued and with fans unable to leave the stadium at full-time, many came on to the pitch.

French President Francois Hollande was at the match.