A minute of silence will be held ahead of each French league games

Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 games to begin with a silence

Baku. 8 January. REPORT.AZ/ The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) have announced that a minute of silence will be held ahead of each of the next round of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 fixtures in the wake of Wednesday's shootings in Paris, Report informs referring to the official site of LFP.

A number of staff at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, as well as policemen, were killed in the tragedy which has rocked the French capital.

A major police operation was still under way on Wednesday evening to find the gunmen, who fled the scene.

With the country still in shock, the LFP have confirmed that a minute's silence will be held at all grounds in the top two tiers over the next few days - the first of which took place prior to Lille's top-flight meeting with Evian at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

"A minute's silence will precede the weekend meetings of the 20th day of Ligue 1 and the 19th day of Ligue 2," read an LFP statement.

"This evening, a minute of silence will be observed before the match between Evian and Lille, a game delayed from the 14th round of Ligue 1."

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