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Portugal unleashes national celebrations for Euro heroes

After a night of rowdy celebrations Portugal's European champions led by Cristiano Ronaldo returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday and a country overjoyed by their upset win over France. Tens of thousands of fans took over the streets of Lisbon waving red and green national flags to mark the

France thirst for revenge against wounded Germany

Didier Deschamps' talented France block the path of Germany's spluttering juggernaut in Thursday's Euro 2016 semi-final and the world champions have mounting personnel problems. With an element of revenge in the air, France can expect near-fanatical support from home fans in Marseille as they seek a place in Sunday's Paris final. The

Iceland stun England in one of greatest ever shocks

England were dealt a humiliating 2-1 defeat by minnows Iceland on Monday as Roy Hodgson's side crashed out of Euro 2016 in one of the most stunning upsets in the history of the game. Ragnar Sigurdsson cancelled out Wayne Rooney's fourth-minute opener before Kolbeinn Sigthorsson's tame shot squirmed past England goalkeeper

Shackled Bale still finds key for Wales

With an expert swish of his left foot, Gareth Bale demonstrated against Northern Ireland that even when he does not shine, he can decide matches for Wales at Euro 2016. The Real Madrid star, the tournament's joint-top scorer with three goals, was shackled for much of Saturday's last 16 game in

Russian fans jailed for up to 2 years for Euro 2016 violence

A French court on Thursday jailed three Russian football supporters for up to two years for their role in violence in Marseille before the England-Russia Euro 2016 match. Alexei Yerunov, Nikolai Morozov and Sergei Gorbachev were among 43 Russian supporters detained by French police in southern France on Tuesday after the

England fans are no angels, says Russia striker Dzyuba

Russia striker Artem Dzyuba on Tuesday hit out at English fans following trouble in Marseille, saying that they were being depicted as "angels" and that there were political motivations for blaming Russian supporters. The Zenit St Petersburg forward spoke after UEFA warned Russia they would be kicked out of Euro 2016

UEFA Russia given ‘suspended’ ban from Euro 2016

UEFA on Tuesday ordered the "suspended disqualification" of Russia from the European Championship declaring they will be ordered out if there is more crowd trouble in a stadium at the tournament. Russia were also fined 150,000 euros ($170,000) over unrest in the stadium when Russia played England in Marseille on Saturday.

England fans blame Russians amid fresh Euro 2016 fears

English fans involved in bloody clashes before and during England's match with Russia at the weekend insisted Russian hooligans and French police were to blame, as fears mounted of fresh violence to come. As images of the unrest which marred Saturday's 1-1 draw between England and Russia continued to feature prominently

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