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LIVE updates: France vs. Ireland

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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Euro 2016 round of 16: France vs. Republic of Ireland live updates

The ESPN FC crew preview the next slate of Round of 16 matches, with the hosts France taking on the boys in green, Ireland.
Didier Deschamps is wary of the threat Republic of Ireland present in the last 16 of Euro 2016.
Republic of Ireland coach Martin O'Neill says if his team is to fall to France they don't want to go out meekly, but in a blaze.

Hosts France need to return to winning ways against Republic of Ireland after being held to a goalless draw by Switzerland in their final Group A game -- Lyon (3 p.m. CET/9 a.m. ET, ESPN)

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Ireland not complacent ahead of France Euro 2016 test - Roy Keane

Didier Deschamps is wary of the threat Republic of Ireland present in the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Roy Keane says his Republic of Ireland team deserved to celebrate after their 1-0 victory against Italy last Wednesday, but that they are not complacent as they head into the knockout stages of the tournament.

The players drank beer on the team bus, getting to bed at 5.30 a.m. but the assistant manager rebuffed any criticism. "You can't begrudge a player having a celebration," he said.

"That [on Wednesday] was getting out of the group, it's slightly different to winning your first game," he said,...

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France vs. Republic of Ireland: Deschamps banking on Griezmann

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Martin O'Neill has joked that it will be easy for the Republic of Ireland to beat France.
Martin O'Neill has joked that it will be easy for the Republic of Ireland to beat France.

The round of 16 is upon us and France face Republic of Ireland in Lyon on Sunday, with a place in the quarterfinals at stake.

Jonathan Johnson (France) and Ewan MacKenna (Republic of Ireland) preview Sunday's showdown.

Sum up your tournament so far

Jonathan Johnson: The hosts are yet to truly convince but now they are into the latter stages as one of the strongest group winners, the tournament truly begins for Didier Deschamps' men.

A narrow and shaky opening 2-1 win against Romania in Paris...

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FC Daily: France face Ireland in grudge match, Messi's chance at history

The ESPN FC crew preview the Copa America final between Argentina and Chile.

It's Sunday, June 26, and the Euro 2016 round of 16 continues with three tasty matches before Argentina face Chile in the Copa America final. Here's what you need to know.

Matches of the day

- France vs. Rep. of Ireland (3 p.m. CEST/9 a.m. ET on ESPN): Sunday's matches get underway with European Championship hosts France taking on Republic of Ireland. The rivalry between the two nations extends back to that unpunished Thierry Henry handball back in 2009. "We owe France one," Wes Hoolahan...

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PARIS -- Before he became a rapper, a French hybrid of Biggie and Chuck D, Oxmo Puccino lived in the bleak 19th arrondissement. He and his friends didn't know there was such a thing as the Mona Lisa hanging in a museum across town. Their world revolved around the Danube metro stop, about three blocks west of the ring road that forms the boundary of the city. He never ate in a sit-down restaurant until after his first record came out in 1998. Driving through the "dix-neuf," giving me a tour three...