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Young Northern Ireland supporter dies

A 24-year-old man is believed to have died in the hours after Sunday night’s match between Northern Ireland and Poland in Nice, which ended 1-0 to Poland. In Marseille, 10 supporters are behind bars following clashes in the city.

The Nice Matin has reported that a 24-year-old Northern Irish football supporter has died in ‘accidental circumstances’ after falling from the barriers above Castel Plage on the Promenade des Anglais in the early hours of this morning. He is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol. 

In other football-related news, as many as 10 ‘hooligans’ have been placed behind bars in Marseille: a number of English, French and Russian supporters as well as one Austrian and one German. 

Uefa has cautioned both the English and Russian sides following the appalling behaviour of both teams in Marseille over the last few days. 

“Their actions distract the police from their primary mission, which is to protect our country from the terrorist threat,” said French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve. 

The tournament continues with the next matches in Marseille and Nice taking place on 15th June (France v Albania) and 17th June (Spain v Turkey) respectively.