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Euro 2016: France vs Ireland… Live

We’ve got another three matches this afternoon from the second round of Euro 2016 today, and it all kicks off now with the match between France and Ireland from Lyon, with the matches between Germany and Slovakia and between Hungary and Belgium to follow later on. First of all, though, the host nation. France haven’t quite set their own tournament alight yet. They qualified comfortably from a group that was about as weak as they could have hoped for, winning their opening two matches against Romania and Albania with late goals before being held to a goalless draw by...

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Euro 2016: Germany vs Slovakia… Live

Our second match of the day at Euro 2016 sees one of the pre-tournament favourites, Germany, take on a team that has proved itself to be considerably stronger than may have expected before a ball was kicked, Slovakia. Thus far, Germany have remained slightly short of the pre-tournament expectations that were laid at their door. They won two of their opening three matches, but only scored three goals in the process and, it might be argued, still have some improving to do before they reach the latter stages of the competition. Although goals have not quite been as forthcoming...

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Euro 2016: Croatia vs Portugal… Live

Good evening football maniacs, and we hope that you’ve all got a dose of Saturday night fever for which we are prescribing a dose of Croatia vs Portugal, from Lens. There are a lot of people now talking Croatia up as potential finalists in this tournament, and with good reason. Their opening three performances were largely impressive, with a lack of concentration arguably brought about by events in the stands against the Czech Republic being the only blot on their copybook so far. Victory against Spain in their final group match was a surprise, but absolutely not undeserved. But...

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Euro 2016: Wales vs Northern Ireland… Live

So here we are, then. The first all-British meeting at the European Championships arrives at a time of flux back home for the supporters of both Wales and Northern Ireland, and it may be instructive this afternoon to keep half an eye on the atmosphere at the end of the most fractious week in the living memory of politics in this country. And all of this is a shame in its own way, because anything that masks this most unexpected and welcome of second matches is detracting from a unique event in the history of both Welsh and Northern...

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Euro 2016: Switzerland vs Poland, Live

Good afternoon everybody, and welcome to our live-blog of the first of the second round matches from this summer’s European Championship. After a fairly eventful forty-eight hours or so, perhaps it’s right that we try to get a little normality into lives and our job here is football rather than politics so let’s get on with that and try to put it all out of our minds for a few hours with our first of matches of the day, between Switzerland and Poland. Switzerland edged their way through to this stage of the competition with an identical record to...

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