As the world continues to mourn the terrible terror attacks in Paris, England and France will hope to play their part in helping those wounds heal, when the two teams meet in an international friendly at Wembley on Tuesday.
England and France will play in honour of the victims of the terror attack, and also to show the role sport can play a big role in uniting the world.
"I believe that it's going to be more about us showing solidarity rather than what necessarily happens on the field," England manager Roy Hodgson said. "There's something hanging over the game that's far greater than a football game and a football result."
Indeed there is. The England fans have been asked to arrive early for the friendly, so that they can join in on the French national anthem and pay tribute to all the victims who lost their lives in such tragic fashion.
"The match really starts at 7.55 pm not 8 pm (GMT), because we want to spend five minutes on very important ways of demonstrating solidarity with the French," FA CEO Martin Glenn said.
"We will all be trying to sing La Marseillaise, we will be putting the words up. I think that will be a powerful thing and we will be doing the Tricolore effect with seat posters, so things will be different.
"The people that advise us are absolutely clear there's no material change in risk. But we would like fans to turn up a bit earlier because we are going to do a few more checks. "
Security will naturally be beefed up for this friendly, and Glenn assured fans all measures have been taken to ensure their safety.
"There will be a greater physical police presence around the area and there has been over the weekend," Glenn added. "There will probably be a slower entrance procedure to get in, so I really encourage fans to get there that little bit earlier, allow a little more time to travel."
England are coming off a 2-0 loss to Spain in Alicante, on the same day France beat Germany, while those terror attacks were taking place across Paris.
While the result will not matter even remotely, Roy Hodgson is set to deploy a young team, despite being outclassed by Spain on Friday, even if the manager's hand has been forced because of injury.
"This match would never have taken on the importance we were hoping because so many players are unavailable for the game," Hodgson added. "It will be a very young team, six players under the age of 22.
"Although I would have liked all the players that we are thinking of for the Euros to be available, and not gone too far down an experimental route, the way these two matches have panned out it is experimental from our point of view."
France manager Didier Deschamps and his team will still be feeling a little shell-shocked, particularly Lassana Diarra, who lost his cousin in the terror attacks, while Antoine Griezmann's sister escaped unhurt from the Bataclan Concert Hall, the venue where the majority of innocents lost their lives.
"We will be on the pitch to wear our colours, the red, white and blue, even more proudly," Deschamps said. "More than ever now, sport knows no colour, no religion.
"All are welcome in sport. It's about diversity in every aspect. It's a way of uniting people and it's important it continues to do that."
Where to Watch Live
England vs France is set to begin at 8 pm local time (9 pm CET, 3 pm ET, 1.30 am IST). There will be no Live coverage of the international friendly in India.
Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the game live in the US, while England vs France can also be live streamed online on FoxSoccer2go. Viewers in Canada can watch France vs England live on Sportsnet World, with the live stream option on Watch Sportsnet.
Bein Sports is the channel to watch if you are in Australia, Middle East or North Africa, while the online live streaming option is on Bein Sports Connect.