UEFA 'deeply shocked' by Paris attacks

2015-11-14 13:00

Berlin - European football organising body UEFA said on Saturday it was "deeply shocked" by the series of terror attacks in Paris in which at least 120 people have been killed and more than 180 injured.

France is hosting next year's European Championship and next month will stage the Euro 2016 draw in Paris.

"UEFA is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic events which occurred in Paris last night and wishes to express its support and solidarity to France and to those affected by these horrible acts," a statement said.

The attacks took place as France were playing Germany in a friendly international at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis just north of Paris.

The sound of explosions were heard inside the stadium and reports said three or four people were killed in suicide bombings near the ground.

The Stade de France stadium will host next year's Euro 2016 final and other matches including the tournament's showpiece opening game.

The Euro 2016 draw is due to take place in Paris on December 12. The tournament will be held from June 10-July 10.

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