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Why France fans are booing Arsenal's Olivier Giroud – and why it has to stop

The striker has become a scapegoat but he remains an important member of the squad and has a commendable scoring record when playing for Didier …

Ukraine fans protest over France Euro 2016 visa denials

Just days before the start of Euro 2016 a group of Ukrainian football fans have protested outside the French embassy in Kyiv complaining that supporters wanting to attend are not getting visas.<p>They claim about 100 applications have been turned down and 1,000 have not had answers to their …

Europe

England's squad has highest transfer value at Euros, France 2nd

By Benjamin Newman Last Updated: June 8, 2016 3:22 pm<p>CIES do the maths<p>The CIES Football Observatory have taken on the arduous task of working out the …

Russian volunteers head to France for EURO 2016

Volunteers recruited by the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Volunteer Centres will also be taking part at UEFA EURO 2016, which starts on 10 June in …

'Where can I find peace?' Paris police clear refugee camp before Euro 2016

<b>PARIS -</b> Before authorities began evacuating a squalid makeshift camp in the early morning, lorries transporting beer in preparation for the 2016 UEFA …

Middle East

Beleaguered France needs a successful Euros

<b>If ever a country needed an event to be a success, it is France right now on the eve of Euro 2016.</b><p>Some 210 days after suicide bombers began a harrowing night of terror at the Stade de France stadium in Paris, an attack that eventually cost the lives of 130 people, the European Championship will get …

France v Romania Betting Special: Griezmann could prove the difference in Paris

We take a look at the likely scorers at the Stade de France as Les Bleus try to find the net past a sturdy opposition side who managed to keep things …

French rail boss hopes to end strike before Euro 2016 kick-off | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - The head of French state railway SNCF said on Tuesday he hoped the powerful CGT union would endorse a new deal on working conditions and end a strike before the Euro 2016 football tournament, hosted by France, starts on Friday.<p>A striking employee of Roissy airport holds a French …

Euro 2016: Smartphone can replace the TV

Europe’s biggest football tournament, Euro 2016, will kick-off late on 9 June in France. Football fans in India can catch the live action on TV, with …

Platini can attend Euro 2016 matches, FIFA tells UEFA | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Banned UEFA president Michel Platini will be allowed to attend matches at the European soccer Championship providing he does not do it in any official role, the European governing body’s acting general secretary said on Wednesday.<p>UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at the FIFA …

Microsoft algorithm predicts semi-final heartbreak for England at Euro 2016

If you were thinking of following England at Euro 2016, don't bother: Microsoft have already revealed the results of the tournament and it doesn't end well for England.<p>Microsoft's search engine Bing has predicted the outcome of the entire tournament using a combination of social media analysis, …

Europe’s top soccer teams reflect the power of multiculturalism

It's no news that there are worries about immigration and multiculturalism in Europe.<p>Over the past year, an unprecedented influx of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa has convulsed politics in a host of major European countries. Terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris have stoked fears …

Couple save fortune on Euro 2016 Panini sticker book by DRAWING each player by hand

A football-mad couple are saving hundreds of pounds on their sticker album for Euro 2016 - by drawing all the soccer stars by hand.<p>Alex and Sian …

Paninis

Introducing Goal's Euro 2016 columnist... Mario Balotelli!

Goal and PUMA Football have teamed up to bring you Mario Balotelli's Euro 2016 insight, with the striker exclusively offering his views throughout the tournament!<p>Mario Balotelli has joined Goal's Euro 2016 team as our dedicated columnist covering the summer tournament in France.<p>The striker produced …

French strike chaos deepens 24 hours ahead of Euro 2016, as unions block Europe's largest food market

Die-hard French unions on Thursday hit France where it most hurts – in the stomach – by blocking entry to Rungis, Europe’s largest wholesale food market, a day before Euro 2016 kick offs on Friday.<p>With the clock ticking before the start of the European football tournament in France on Friday, …

Romania ready to resist France pressure in Euro 2016’s opening game

Romania are confident they can weather a France storm in the early stages against the Euro 2016 hosts in the Group A opener at the Stade de France on Friday. Although Romania have recently proved a tough nut to crack for France, with the two sides drawing four of their last five matches, they have …

Soccer

Twitter plans to light up the Eiffel Tower during Euro 2016

The social media giant, Twitter, has announced several new emojis for the upcoming Euro 2016 games. Additionally, it wants tweets to impact the real …

Apple releases special ‘Shot on iPhone’ commercial for European Football Championship

Apple has released a special ‘Shot on iPhone’ TV commercial for European markets called ‘The beautiful game’. It features iPhone photography of football stadiums, goalposts and players. The ad will likely air during the UEFA European Football Championship games, which kicks off tomorrow …<p>Apple says …

The Euro Cup in France could be disrupted by strikes, protests, and garbage over a new labor law.

Sometimes, it’s the enemy you know.<p>Henry Grabar is a staff writer for Slate’s Moneybox.<p>For all the security fears that have characterized the runup …

How to Watch UEFA Euro 2016 Soccer Online

You can catch all of the tournament without a cable subscription.<p>The UEFA Euro 2016 football (okay, Americans–<i>soccer</i>) tournament begins June 10 in …

England vs Russia, Euro 2016: Roy Hodgson ready to start Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana in attacking lineup

Roy Hodgson is preparing to go for the jugular against Russia and <b>send out one of the most attacking teams</b> of his England reign in Saturday’s Euro 2016 opener with Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana both in contention to start.<p>Manager Hodgson has been considering whether he can fit Harry Kane, Wayne …

Soccer

My Wales starting XI

<b>Midfielder Aaron Ramsey has revealed his Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels Wales could be Euro 2016 dark horses.</b><p>Wales face Slovakia in their opening match of the European Championships on Saturday before games against England and Russia.<p>Ramsey, 25, is one of nine players from the Premier League …

Euro 2016: Uefa red-faced as mascot shares name with sex toy

In a build-up marked by tension over weightier matters, Euro 2016 organisers face embarrassment of a different kind after it emerged their mascot shares its name with a popular sex toy.<p>Uefa is hoping for a sizeable income from merchandising featuring the Euro 2016 mascot, a small boy sporting a …

Soccer

Euro 2016

Goldman Sachs Research introduces a statistical model for predicting the outcome of the upcoming 2016 European Football Championship to be held in …

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French Labor Reforms Incite Strikes Days Before Euro2016 Soccer Kicks Off

PARIS – Trade unions in numerous key sectors such as oil refining and transport have pledged to continue strike action throughout the week in protest against the labor reform legislation passed by parliament in May. The strikes are causing disruption just days before France is scheduled to host …

Euro 2016: Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to retire from international football after tournament

This was always on the cards but the fact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is actually considering retiring from international football after the end of Euro …