As Paris Attacks Unfolded, Players and Fans at Soccer Stadium Remained Unaware

November 14, 2015 3:45 PM

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As Paris Attacks Unfolded, Players and Fans at Soccer Stadium Remained Unaware

PARIS — Shortly after 9:45 p.m. on Friday, at halftime of an exhibition soccer match between France and Germany, the players on both teams went to their locker rooms to rest while the coaches, who normally would have been reviewing their strategies, instead received shocking news.

Everyone had heard the two explosions outside the stadium during the first half of the game, and Didier Deschamps, who leads the French team, and Joachim Löw, Germany’s manager, were told by French officials that there was a developing crisis, with violence reported near the stadium as well as aroun...

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