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UEFA Euro 2016: Dimitri Payet stunner hands France winning start

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 June 2016, 13:33 IST

Midfielder Dimitri Payet smashed a stunning late winner as hosts France kicked off their European Championship with a 2-1 win over Romania in Paris on Friday, 10 June.

After a goalless first-half, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud put France ahead in the 58th minute of the match before Romania striker Bogdan Stancu equalised via a penalty just seven minutes later.

It was in the 89th minute when Payet curled a sumptuous shot received from N'Golo Kante into the top corner to hand his side with a winning start in the Euro 2016 .

France will play their next match against Albania while Romania will now lock horns with Switzerland.

The hosts remain under a state of emergency after last November's attacks on Paris, when 130 people were killed. More than 90 thousands police, soldiers and private guards are deployed at the tournament, with seven million fans expected to visit the 10 host cities.

-ANI

First published: 11 June 2016, 13:33 IST
 
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