From Paris to Reunion, a fevered France is behind the team, Sunday, July 10, praying that Griezmann and teammates outweigh Portugal in the final of Euro 2016. Won by the madness of football, the host country always imagined alternative but success, after the feat achieved against the German quadruple world champions semifinals (2-0)
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in fan- areas, bars and throughout France, enthusiastic supporters sang the Marseillaise lustily. In the ten host cities that hosted matches during the month of competition – in Saint-Denis, Lille, Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille … – hundreds of fans flocked under the sun in the afternoon, flags tricolor jersey of the Blues, wigs and blue-white-red makeup, to watch the final on a giant screen. In Paris, the largest fan zone in France, with 90 000 seats, was sold out as soon as 19 hours. A Parisian fan zone not very charitable to Cristiano Ronaldo when injured, he finds himself on the ground. The crowd then shouted: “come out! “. Friendliest, supporters of the fan Marseilles area have bestowed, in unison with the stage of France, a round of applause
paris, a dozen people tried to break into the fan zone of the Eiffel Tower after its closure shortly before the start of the match. The police pelted with projectiles and responded with tear gas to disperse them, according to the police headquarters, which states that there has been, for the time, no arrests. The security forces made use of water cannon in the second half, while some damage, such as burnt scooters, were found, police said. Following these incidents, the prefecture recommends that motorists do not take direction Trocadero.
In Portugal too, in this passionate country of football, fans with colorful cheeks in green and red after final, among others, on the giant screen installed in Lisbon, facing the banks of the Tagus. But in France, too, the Portuguese team is changing almost at home: the Portuguese community in France is estimated at 1.2 million people (counting dual nationals and descendants of immigrants) and the links between the two countries are very strong .
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celebrations around the Arc de Triomphe
” that France looks, she loves more! If the France team can help, she has managed her championship “, pleaded Sunday President François Hollande. “I think that things come in threes, with us it is almost invincible” , claimed the Prime Minister Manuel Valls on France Info, while calling for “especially not sub Portuguese estimate “.
Security forces, even if the French players win the title, there will be no parade on the Champs-Elysées Monday, unlike 1998. the celebrations could take place on Avenue Foch, which leads also to the Arc de Triomphe, starting from the Porte Dauphine, west of the capital. “We imagine there will be more than one million people in the streets, there needs to be wide enough spaces and it will finish at the Arc de Triomphe (…) it would not hurt “, said Sunday the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.
An exceptional device security is expected Sunday with 3,400 police and gendarmes on the Champs-Elysées for the post-match. 1400 police must also ensure security in the fan zone of the Champs de Mars, while 1,300 policemen will be the Stade de France and 700 in transport. Some subway lines and RER will be open all night.
“This is a victory for France because there has been a great organization” is said the head of state from the stands of the Stade de France, moments before the final. “There was in the cities that hosted the high test atmosphere and perfect organization” , he said. “I would like to thank all those who are devoted to, the fans, everyone who helped this organization, volunteers and security forces” , he was chained. He also “dedicated this match” Manuel Dias, a Franco-Portuguese killed on 13 November by the explosion of a suicide bomber near the Stade de France, the first victim of the attacks that killed 130 died that day.