Bigger than ever, the European Championship kicks off in Paris today with a four-week feast of football that promises to elevate the game above the corruption scandals and security fears that have overshadowed its build-up.
All eyes will be on hosts France when they get the ball rolling against Romania in the Stade de France — 210 days after suicide bombers at the same venue triggered a night of horror across the capital which killed 130 people.
It should have been a proud moment for former UEFA president Michel Platini.
The France great, who inspired his country’s 1984 title on home soil, achieved …read more
Source: New Age