Germany-Roos game to honour crash victims

Benedikt Hoewedes (second from left) is from the same hometown as the victims.

Source: Michael Probst / AP


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WORLD champions Germany will wear black armbands and there will be a minute’s silence before their football friendly against Australia to honour the victims of the French Alps air crash.

German Football Association president Wolfgang Niersbach confirmed they will honour the victims of Tuesday’s disaster before the friendly international in Kaiserslautern on Wednesday.

More than half the victims of the air crash are believed to have been German.

“It is the one clear thought which overshadows everything else,” Niersbach said.

“We owe it to the victims and their families that the football family share in their grief.” Sixteen German teenagers on a school exchange trip are feared to be among the 144 passengers and six crew killed when a Germanwings jet crashed in the French Alps en route to Duesseldorf from Barcelona.

The school group were…

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