Antoine Griezmann's sister escapes Bataclan theatre terror attack
France and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed that his sister survived Friday's terrorist attack on the Bataclan theatre in Paris in which saw at least 87 people killed.
According to French authorities, at least 127 people died in multiple acts of violence across the city, including shootings at restaurants and a hostage-taking at the Bataclan theatre, where American rock band Eagles of Death Metal were playing.
An official described "carnage" inside the building, where terrorists had shot and thrown grenades at the hostages.
As police closed in, three attackers detonated explosive belts, killing themselves, Paris police chief Michel Cadot said.
Griezmann, who was playing for France in a friendly against Germany at the Stade de France, where three people were killed by explosions, revealed his sister had been one of those in the theatre but had escaped.
"My thoughts are with the victims of the attacks. May God take care of my sister and the people of France," he wrote on Twitter.
"Thank God my sister was able to get out of the Bataclan. All my prayers are with the victims and their families."
Grâce à Dieu ma soeur a pu sortir du Bataclan. Toutes mes prières vont aux victimes et leurs familles. #ViveLaFrance- Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) November 14, 2015
All sporting events in France this weekend have been postponed after a national state of emergency was declared.
The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, announced the closure of public places, including sporting arenas.
A statement on PSG's official website read: "Following the tragic events in Paris overnight, all matches involving Paris Saint-Germain football and handball teams have been cancelled and the official club shops will remain closed this weekend."
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace confirmed that defender Martin Kelly was safe after the defender posted a picture of one of the restaurants targeted by gunmen on Instagram.
We have been in contact with @MartinKelly1990 tonight and can confirm he is safe and well.- Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) November 14, 2015
Kelly, 25, sent a text message to Palace programme editor Jonathon Rogers to confirm that he was safe.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.