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Sale of alcohol banned near match venues

sports Updated: Jun 13, 2016 08:20 IST

PARIS: The French government on Sunday announced a ban on alcohol near Euro 2016 venues and fan zones, after three days of drunken violence among fans in the southern city of Marseille.

“I have asked for all necessary measures to be taken to prohibit the sale, consumption and transport of alcoholic drinks in sensitive areas on match days and the day before, and on days when fan zones are open,” Interior Minister Ber nard Cazeneuve said.