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Thierry Henry-Patrick Vieira clash postponed as Monaco vs. Nice called off

The Ligue 1 touchline clash between former France and Arsenal greats Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira is one of five matches that have been postponed due to anti-government protests across the country this weekend.

Monaco, managed by Henry, were due to welcome Vieira's Nice on Friday evening. However, that game was called off on Thursday, along with Saint-Etienne vs. Marseille, slated for Sunday, and Paris Saint-Germain vs. Montpellier, Toulouse vs. Lyon and Angers against Bordeaux on Saturday.

In each case, government or police authorities requested the postponement.

France's government is diverting police resources to deploy extra security around the country amid threats of new protests on Saturday. Recent demonstrations against fuel tax rises and other grievances have resulted in rioting, looting and hundreds of injuries.

The league says the matches will be rescheduled.

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