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France: Paris BURNS as clashes erupt following Euro defeat02:21

France: Paris BURNS as clashes erupt following Euro defeat

France, PARIS
July 11, 2016 at 04:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

French riot police fired tear gas at crowds of football fans in Paris on Sunday after violence broke out following France's defeat by Portugal in the Euro 2016 final.

Clashes initially broke out in Eiffel tower fan zone after fans attempted to gain entry to the already over-crowded area.

Chaos ensued and fans were seen setting off fireworks, throwing glass bottles and setting litter alight in the centre of the city. Police fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds, and were seen beating people with batons.

The hosting nation was beaten 1-0 by Portugal at the Stade de France earlier in the evening.

Although Portugal lost star player Cristiano Ronaldo due to a knee injury in the first half, the team still managed to sweep the winning title after Eder scored in the 109th minute.

Following the victory over France, Portugal's Pepe was named Man of the Match and Renato Sanchez was awarded the title of Young Player of the Euro 2016.

France: Paris BURNS as clashes erupt following Euro defeat02:21
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French riot police fired tear gas at crowds of football fans in Paris on Sunday after violence broke out following France's defeat by Portugal in the Euro 2016 final.

Clashes initially broke out in Eiffel tower fan zone after fans attempted to gain entry to the already over-crowded area.

Chaos ensued and fans were seen setting off fireworks, throwing glass bottles and setting litter alight in the centre of the city. Police fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds, and were seen beating people with batons.

The hosting nation was beaten 1-0 by Portugal at the Stade de France earlier in the evening.

Although Portugal lost star player Cristiano Ronaldo due to a knee injury in the first half, the team still managed to sweep the winning title after Eder scored in the 109th minute.

Following the victory over France, Portugal's Pepe was named Man of the Match and Renato Sanchez was awarded the title of Young Player of the Euro 2016.

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