A leading voice on security in France has called for fan zones planned in host cities for next summer's Euro 2016 to be scrapped if they cannot be fully paid for by organisers.
The tournament's organising committee released a statement on Thursday denying "categorically any decision relating to fan zones in host cities" after suggestions they would be abandoned in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week that left 129 dead and many more injured.
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Lately, the irrepressible Blaise Matuidi has not been himself for French champions Paris Saint-Germain, nor with France at international level. The 28-year-old enjoyed a strong start to the season, scoring four times and assisting on another two goals in the space of six matches, but since then his impressive scoring exploits have ground to a halt.
That is no problem; it is not really Matuidi's job to score goals for PSG or Les Bleus. However, the France international is expected to bring his...
Antoine Griezmann left Wembley after France's friendly against England on Tuesday night with tears in his eyes. He walked through the mixed zone in silence, reflecting on what has happened to him, to his family and to France over the last few days.
Griezmann, whose sister escaped unhurt from the Bataclan music hall where 89 people were killed by terrorists on Friday night, cried during the "Marseillaise," sung by the whole stadium and during a minute of silence held for the 129 people who died in...
France defender Bacary Sagna says it was not easy to play a friendly against England when images of last week's terror attacks were still fresh in the players' minds.
England won 2-0 at Wembley thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney but Tuesday's game will be remembered for a moving tribute to the 129 people who died in Paris last Friday.
English supporters in the 71,223-crowd joined visiting fans in singing the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise," before a minute's silence was impeccably...