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    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

    40 People Detained During Riots in Paris After Euro 2016 Final

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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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