You can't understand the Euro 2016 violence without looking at police failings and trouble caused by fans from other countries.
It's the first time the 'Green and White Army' and the 'Boys in Green' have competed together in a football tournament – and it's actually going rather well.
France's performance at Euro 16 could provide the country with a much needed boost – if its footballers can stand up to the test, that is.
How will the football influence the vote? Here are the possibilities ...
Recent attacks in Paris and Brussels have taught the French some important lessons about how to deal with the threat of terrorism.
Your guide to how the French extravaganza compares to the other big events in sport.
Spare a thought for the cast of thousands that has to worry about player fitness and team logistics in a major sporting event.
Our reactions on the terraces show we all come from the same side.
Based on goals scored at the 2014 World Cup, goals emerge when teams develop small and rapid passing networks comprising only a few players.
Some Gallic goals might cheer up the French, but they certainly won't save Hollande.
France are favourites, Albania are playing and there are more teams than ever before. Your essential guide to Europe's summer football festival.
The controversy over the confectioner's campaign ahead of the European championship is a media beat-up.
Some have questioned whether the England captain should be in the starting squad – here's how Rooney compares to his rivals.
As football grapples with numerous scandals, the Euro 2016 draw brings a welcome focus on the game itself rather than on the intrigue of its boardrooms.