Les Bleus meet Romania at the sold-out Stade de France for the first Euro 2016 encounter. The hosts did not have to qualify so they don't know how they'll perform. The team is under pressure to impress the home crowd.
The Netherlands, finalists in 2010, will not be at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite a 2-0 win over Sweden on the night. France booked a ticket, while European champions Portugal scraped in at Switzerland's expense.
Emmanuel Macron is on a campaign to curtail the export of cheap labor to western Europe. But as the French president takes his tour east, he is running into a less receptive audience.
With France ready to take on Romania in the opening game of Euro 2016 in Paris, captain Hugo Lloris says he and his teammates are ready for 'the competition of their careers'.
Poland's premier has cited Emmanuel Macron's lack of political experience for his disparaging comments about Poland. The French president criticized Warsaw for failing to support changes to EU rules on "posted" labor.
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