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Euro 2016 kicks-off with tough weekend ahead

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>> Tight security in Paris as fans flock into fan zones to watch the opening game of the Euro 2016. Hosts France playing Romania at the Stade de France. Reuters Adam Reed is in Paris where teams have arrived from all groups getting ready for the big weekend ahead.>> I'm here in the fan park in the heart of Paris.
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Euro 2016 is up and running and the big games just keep on coming. Over the weekend you got Wales against Slovakia in Group B. Gareth Bale and his country in the competition for the first time.>> Once you become the most expensive player in the world and you're playing for Real Madrid.
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He's won two champions leagues in the last three years. It's normal for the opposition to look at Gareth Bale and pay him a lot of attention and they need to pay him a lot of attention.>> And then later, on Saturday evening, Roy Hutchin and Wayne Rooney's England coming to the competition aiming to end 50 years of hurt.
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>> I think resilient, we have to be resilient. We know how important the first game is and it cost us three years ago. The first game is important to get off to a good start, so we know that, we've talked about it as a group of players and And we're ready.
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We're ready for the game tomorrow night.>> Now, there has been some problems already in Marseille with an England fan being arrested, but the authorities do hope that the game will go off without any more controversy. Then on Sunday, Poland and the top goal scorer in qualifying, Robert Lewandowski.
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They're up against Northern Ireland, who actually have the longest unbeaten run of any side coming into the competition. Further ahead, again, you've got Germany, the World Champions. They're up against the Ukraine. So many of the favorite sides entering the competition early on in Euro 2016.