27 Nov 2013

Call to relive WWI football matches

11:42 am on 27 November 2013

France's minister for sport has called on her colleagues around Europe to help stage football matches to commemorate the ones played between the trenches during a Christmas truce in the First World War.

Valerie Fourneyron wants the EU to take up a suggestion - from the governing body of European football, UEFA - to mark the hundredth anniversary, next year, of the games that took place in Belgium and northern France.

Allied and German soldiers downed weapons in 1914 to celebrate Christmas by playing football together.