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Racial Abuse latest issue to cloud violence marred Euro 2016

Brazilian television station Bandeirantes' journalists were slapped, kicked and targeted with racial slurs by Germany's fans during the Euro football championship here.

Two Brazilian journalists have claimed they were attacked and racially abused on Thursday. Cameraman Fernando de Henrique Oliveira said he was slapped and his colleague Sonia Blota was kicked while carrying out their duties for the TV station, reports Brazilian newspaper Estadao.

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Euro 2016: Germany - Poland produced first goalless draw of the tournament

OzilGermany and Poland moved a step closer to qualification for the Euro 2016 knockout stages with a point apiece after they played out a goalless draw on Thursday in a Group C match at Stade de France in Paris.

Arkadiusz Milik missed two good chances for the Poles, who are locked with the Germans on four points heading into the final game. Both countries are guaranteed to qualify for the knockout stages if they avoid defeat next week.

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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland stun Ukraine 2-0

Northern Ireland came up with a stupendous effort to down Ukraine 2-0 in a hailstorm-interrupted Euro 2016 group league game in Lyon on Thursday.

West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley gave Ireland the lead in the 49th minute, one that was added to by midfielder Niall McGinn in the dying seconds of second half injury time at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. The win has given Ireland a huge chance of getting into the last 16 of the quadrennial event.

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Euro 2016: Late Sturridge strike wins it for England

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An inspired double substitution at half-time by England Manager Roy Hodgson saw the Three Lions turn around a first half deficit courtesy goals from Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge as England edged out neighbours Wales 2-1 in a passionate contest in Lille.

Trailing 1-0 at the break due to some poor goalkeeping by Joe Hart that allowed Gareth Bale to score from yet another freekick, England Manager Roy Hodgson made the gutsy decision to withdraw striker Harry Kane and winger Raheem Sterling after a less than inspiring showing from the duo in the tournament thus far.

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Euro 2016: Deschamps praises Payet, defends tactical changes against Albania

France had to battle hard yesterday for a win over minnows Albania to qualify for the Euro Cup Round of 16, and not all among their ranks are in a jolly mood with star midfielder Paul Pogba and striker Antoine Griezmann reportedly unhappy over being denied a place in the starting XI.

Pogba - widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world - was introduced after halftime and played a big role in a much improved performance for the hosts after an uninspiring first half. Griezmann, who came on in the 69th minute, put France in the lead in the final minute of regulation time.

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