Sunderland to continue with pre-season tour of France following Nice terrorist attack

Sunderland have no plans to cancel their pre-season tour of France next week following the Nice terror attack, club officials have confirmed.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 15 July, 2016, 11:38
Sunderland in action at Watford on the final day of the 2015/16 Premier League season.

More than 80 people, including several children, were killed after a suspected terror attack on Bastille Day.

A lorry hit crowds who had gathered to celebrate the French national day in the Mediterranean city on Thursday night.

Sam Allardyce's team are due to play three games in the country later this month.

The Black Cats face FC Stade Nyonnais at Evian-le-Bains on Monday, July 25, and then play Dijon FCO at the same venue on Wednesday, July 27.

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The final game of the French tour sees the team play Montpellier HSC at Aix-les-Bains on Saturday, July 30.

A spokeswoman for SAFC said there are no plans to alter any planned fixtures.

Sunderland open their Premier League campaign with a trip to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on Saturday, August 13.