Less than a year ago, France witnessed a string of horrific terrorist attacks with the Stade de France being one of the targets. However the country is gearing up to host the European Championships which is well a sign that the nation is not afraid of extremists willing to divide the world.
As the whole world tunes in to the Euro 2016, now would be a good time to explore the different stadia where the games will be played.
#1 Saint Denis
Name- Stade de France
Home to the French national team, the Stade de France will be hosting the inaugural and the final matches of the tournament. Built between 1995 and 1998, the stadium was the centerpiece of the 1998 FIFA World Cup and had hosted the final of the tournament back then. Apart from that, the stadium has also hosted the Champions League Finals on two different occasions.
In 2015, the stadium was the site of a terrorist attack when three suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a stadium during a France vs Germany match. An attempt to enter the stadium was foiled.
Emotions are expected to run high when France host Romania in the first game of the tournament this Friday.