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Somber tone as teams mourn victims of plane crash

By Xinhua In Berlin ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-03-27 07:27:56

It was not going to be a normal soccer match, not with Germany in a state of mourning after Tuesday's devastating airliner crash in the French Alps claimed 150 victims, including 72 Germans.

As the 2014 World Cup champion tied Australia 2-2 in its first match in four months, the action on the field in Kaiserslautern was not uppermost in people's minds.

The teams honored the victims with a minute of silence and all the players wore a black ribbon on their shirts. Two of the victims were Australian citizens.

Somber tone as teams mourn victims of plane crash

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