One of the Paris suicide bombers had a ticket to the France vs Germany friendly in the Stade De France but was stopped by hero security guards who stopped and frisked him. A security officer working on the night, who only wanted to be named as Zouheir, said the bomber was frisked by one of his team as he tried to get into the game 15 minutes after kick-off.
He attempted to back away from the security guard frisking him and then detonated an explosive vest. Police confirmed the bomber was planning on entering the ground with a match ticket in a bid to cause maximum carnage inside the 80,000-seater national stadium.
Three minutes after it unfolded a second bomber blew himself up outside a nearby McDonalds. One civilian died in each attack. People inside the stadium believed the explosions were firecrackers being set off during the first half of the game.
The French President Francoise Hollande was at the game and left after the first blast. Germany manager Joachim Löw said he feared an attack, saying, “Of course we thought of it. It was very loud. You could imagine what had happened.”