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Major Link Soccer: Fallout from France

Friday's attacks were felt in the sports world

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The horrific attacks in France last week gained international attention, even more so due to the easily accessible footage available. One of the targets was an international friendly match, where a man with an explosive vest tried to get through security. When he was discovered, he ran, detonating a short distance away. The explosion could be heard on the game's television broadcast.

France did not suspend sporting events in the aftermath, allowing Bob Bradley to make his debut as the head coach of Le Havre. It didn't go well, as the second-division side fell to division six's St. Omer.

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