Tag Archives: Euro

Lacazette, Fekir return as France ring changes after Euro 2016

PARIS: France coach Didier Deschamps has named his first squad since reaching the European Championship final with left back Patrice Evra among several high-profile omissions. Olympique Lyonnais duo Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir have been recalled to the 23-man squad for a friendly against Italy in Bari on Sept. 1 and a World Cup qualifier… Read More »

France's Hollande's popularity rebounds somewhat after incident-free Euro

PARIS: French President Francois Hollande’s popularity has recovered slightly from a recent low as street protests against a contested labour reform have abated, a poll showed on Monday. Hollande’s popularity rating rose to 18 percent this month from 16 percent in June, according to the Opinionway poll of 1,011 people on July 5-7. The Socialist… Read More »

Ireland's Duffy relishing Euro 2016 after brush with death

LILLE, France: A little over six years after almost losing his life in a training-ground accident with the Ireland team, defender Shane Duffy will probably start one of the biggest games of his career against France in the second round of Euro 2016. In his first competitive international, the 24-year-old was the cornerstone of a… Read More »

Albania, Romania, face UEFA charges for crowd trouble at Euro 2016

PARIS: European soccer’s governing body has opened disciplinary proceedings against Albania and Romania after their fans caused trouble in their Group A game at Euro 2016 on Sunday. UEFA said in a statement on Monday that both federations were facing charges for “setting off fireworks” and the “throwing of objects” at Lyon’s Parc OL. Albania… Read More »