40 People Detained During Riots in Paris After Euro 2016 Final

© AP Photo / Kamil ZihniogluFrench riot police officers patrol under the Eiffel Tower, near the entrance of the soccer fan zone, prior to the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between France and Romania, in Paris, Friday, June 10, 2016
French riot police officers patrol under the Eiffel Tower, near the entrance of the soccer fan zone, prior to the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between France and Romania, in Paris, Friday, June 10, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Around 40 people were detained in Paris as riots broke out among fans during and after the final match of the Euro 2016 Football Championship, the police said in a statement.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A RIA Novosti correspondent earlier reported that clashes in the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower, where a few scooters and car were burned, continued throughout the match. After the game, thousands of football fans reportedly gathered in the main avenue of Paris — the Champs Elysees – where clashes broke out between the fans and the law enforcement, with police using tear gas and rubber batons on the crowd.

​On Sunday, the Portuguese national team won the Championship for the first time in the history of the tournament, with its player Eder having scored the only goal of the France-Portugal match during extra time. The Portuguese team managed to win despite its captain Cristiano Ronaldo receiving an injury during the game and being replaced by Ricardo Quaresma.

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