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French Cup draw to be held behind closed doors

French Cup draw to be held behind closed doors in wake of Paris attacks

French Cup draw to be held behind closed doors

PARIS (AP) -- The draw for the next round of French Cup soccer matches will be held behind closed doors for security reasons.

The French football federation said Monday that the draw, which was initially planned for Tuesday at the Vincennes hippodrome, will take place on Wednesday at the federation's headquarters.

The FFF said in a statement it took the decision because "because of current atmosphere," referring to the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday night.

The federation also said that 13 matches from the previous round of the competition that were postponed because of the attacks will be played from Nov. 20-22.


Updated : 2021-09-24 19:09 GMT+08:00