Euro 2016 kicked off in French capital Paris on Friday with a glittering opening ceremony where EDM artist and DJ David Guetta will be performing later this evening alongside Swede Zara Larsson.
Didier Deschamps’ France team start the Euro 2016 finals against Romania on Friday with the country grappling with strike chaos but among the favourites to win the trophy.
The nation is counting on the team to repeat the feats of the French sides that won Euro 84 and the 1998 World Cup on home soil. However, World Cup holders Germany, defending champions Spain and England’s young stars are all out to block Les Bleus.
The European Championship has expanded to 24 nations this year, including Albania, Wales, Iceland, Northern Ireland and Slovakia.
As it happened
The teams are out in the middle. Follow the match live: read.ht/BGQW
David Guetta is performing at the opening ceremony of Euro 2016.
Lineups for Friday’s match between France and Romania at the Stade de France are announced: