Cesc Fabregas leaves his Man of the Match ball outside French embassy in Madrid

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People from all walks of life have been paying their respects to those who lost their lives in the shocking terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday evening. 

A European-wide minutes silence was held at 11am on Monday morning and the FA will be putting on a special show of solidarity when England welcome France to Wembley on Tuesday evening. 

Video footage has emerged online of Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas visiting the French embassy in Madrid and the Blues star remembered the deceased in his own special way.


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The 28-year-old played a starring role on the same evening as Spain beat England 2-0 and left his Man of the Match ball - that had a special message written on it - on the wall of the embassy.

Fabregas was in no mood to talk to the press as he walked away from a journalist after laying down the football.

The attacks have shaken the world and have shown how insignificant football can be on the grand scheme of things.

Former Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra's cousin was killed in the attack and there were fears over the safety of Antoine Griezmann's sister. 

Both men were representing their country when a bomb went off outside the Parc des Princes.

Diarra and Griezmann will be part of the France squad that face England on Tuesday night having rejected Didier Deschamps' offer to sit out the tie.

It is sure to be a night filled with passion and emotion as the world shows its support for the people of Paris.

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