Side issues affecting the build-up to Euro 2016 will hopefully take a back seat once matches begin. In Marseille, a brawl broke out between England fans and locals. In the meantime, garbage has been piling up due to strikes in France
Over 80,000 people attended a concert under the Eiffel Tower, as France opened a massive fan zone ahead of the European Championship. With crowds pouring to Paris, organizers worry about strikes and security.
Paralysis looms as France gears up to host a month-long soccer tournament expected to draw 2 million foreign visitors. Train service is patchy and garbage is piling up in the streets as security concerns loom.
Transport and energy strikes have hit France as record floods cut roads and forced people from their homes. The government's labor reform bill is the focus of worker unrest.
French pilots have started a 4-day strike, disrupting travel for fans coming to the country for the Euro 2016 soccer Championships. Strike, fears of terrorism and flooding have overshadowed the start of the tournament.
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