"I take this step consciously, full of pride and also very thankful and with uninterrupted motivation for the Euro (championships)," Joachim Loew says in a statement.
It was Germany's first win in a competitive game since last year's World Cup, and came after a game in which coach Joachim Loew's side showed strength and fragility in equal measure.
Joachim Loew's side holds on to the top spot in the FIFA rankings as Germany prepares to defend its crown as world champions in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the 130 victims killed at the Bataclan concert hall and several cafes on the second anniversary of the November 2015 attacks.
Gianni Infantino suggested that 16 teams would go home after just one knockout match, and the remainder of the tournament would be played as normal.
Germany coach Joachim Loew is against FIFA president Gianni Infantino's plans to expand the World Cup to 40 teams.
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