Wednesday, 9 April 2014

UEFA to Remember the Christmas Truce of 1914

This year is the 100th anniversary of the spontaneously game of football played between British and German soliders in Flanders. UEFA are planning to mark the anniversary of the game played during the First World War.

Commemoration of 1914 Christmas truce
UEFA is planning to celebrate one of the most famous events of the First World War. Head of States have been invited of the nations involved to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914 on 17 December. The projected venues are the neighbouring Belgian towns of Ypres and Comines-Warneton – where the informal football game was played.
The remembrance ceremony is planned to be held in Ypres. The great French footballer, Michel Platini, now UEFA President said on the the UEFA website:
"This remembrance ceremony, pays homage to the soldiers who, a century ago, expressed their humanity by coming together to play football, thereby opening an important chapter in the construction of European unity and serving as an example for today's young people to follow." 

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