Ireland fans, Euro 2016

Euros so far

On Friday 10 June, France kicked off Euro 2016 on home turf against Romania, recording a 2-1 in a tournament dominated thus far by late, late goals. As the group stage, and week three, draw to a close tonight, we take a look back at the start of the Euros, marred again and again by fan trouble, combatted by French police on their highest state of alert.

Following France’s 2-1 win over Romania, which featured a Payet goal which some have already heralded as the goal of the tournament, Switzerland grabbed a 1-0 win over Albania, England drew with Russia and Wales recorded a 2-1 win over Slovakia. The following day Turkey lost to Austria, Poland beat Northern Ireland and Germany beat Ukraine 2-0. Spain, sitting on two European titles already, managed a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic, Italy also beat Belgium 2-0 and Sweden drew with the Republic of Ireland. Week One ended with a 2-0 win for Hungary over Austria and a 1-1 draw between Portugal and Iceland.

Week Two was brought into life with a 2-1 Slovakia win over Russia, Romania drawing with Switzerland and France scoring two late goals against Albania to take three points. Other results from week two included a 3-0 victory for Belgium over the Republic of Ireland and wins for Northern Ireland and England.

Week Three proved a low scoring affair, as teams battled to win their places in the last 16. Albania, Germany and Poland all recorded 1-0 victories, while Switzerland and France and England and Slovakia ground out 0-0 draws. The final week was brought to life by a thrilling 3-3 draw between Portugal and Hungary and a late 2-1 win for Iceland over Austria.

The teams who have made it to the last 16 of Euro 2016 are as follows:

Switzerland v Poland (Saturday 14:00)

Wales v Northern Ireland (Saturday 17:00)

Croatia v Portugal (Saturday 20:00)

France v Republic of Ireland (Sunday 14:00)

Germany v Slovakia (Sunday 17:00)

Hungary v Belgium (Sunday 20:00)

Italy v Spain (Monday 17:00)

England v Iceland (Monday 20:00)

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Isaac Callan
For years now, I have been interested in journalism and the media and creating Young Perspective gave me the opportunity I needed to further explore this area of work. I enjoy being able to help (or try to) other writers and see behind the news. I look forward to Young Perspective continuing to grow and help more young writers create portfolios.
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