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 By Mark Rodden

Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland fans to be awarded for behaviour

Republic of Ireland fans celebrate their side side reaching the European Championship knockout stage for the first time in their history.
ESPN FC's Alison Bender catches up with some happy Irish fans, who feel confident about progressing beyond Group E.
Alison Bender takes in the fan zone in Paris for France's round of 16 game with Ireland.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced that Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland fans are to be honoured for their "exceptional" behaviour during Euro 2016 by being awarded the Medal of the City of Paris.

The Irish fans were widely praised during the tournament for how they backed their team and for contributing to a positive atmosphere in host cities throughout France.

Videos of their good deeds and good cheer regularly featured in the French media and on social media.

And they will now be...

The Lionel Messi-lites of Euro 2016 are ready to entertain you

ESPN FC's Ross Dyer and Steve Nicol predict the Euro 2016 quarterfinal fixtures.

Everyone is a new version of someone else. Ryan Giggs was the new George Best when he made his Manchester United debut in 1991 and he played on the opposite flank to the previous season's new George Best, Lee Sharpe. Ever since 1994, any Romanian child who can do more than five keepie-ups has been dubbed the new Gheorghe Hagi. But as globalisation accelerates and the world becomes ever more inter-linked, the need for local or national icons has slackened off. Now everyone wants to be the new Lionel...

Robbie Brady's header makes history for Ireland at Euro 2016

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill says he is "very proud" of his team following their exit from Euro 2016.

Ireland escaped the group and lost to France at Euro 2016. Here's an assessment of their rousing campaign in France, and where they go from here.

At a glance

Ireland only bowed out of Euro 2016 upon brave defeat vs. France. And while the loss against Belgium was disappointing, the 1-0 win against Italy was a game to remember. A positive tournament that they will look to hope to build on moving forward.


Robbie Brady's header vs. Italy. It wasn't just the moment of their tournament, it was...

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England embarrassed, holders Spain out, Euro 2016's round of 16 exits

The After Dark panel discuss England's failure to impress at yet another major tournament, and Iceland's historic run.
The After Dark panel discuss England's failure to impress at yet another major tournament, and Iceland's historic run.

With the round of 16 over, eight teams are going home. Here's a look back at each of their Euro 2016 campaigns.

Click on each country's name for an in depth view on what happened in France.

CROATIA: Croatia played the most exciting football of the group stage, ironically, only to get kicked out in perhaps the most tedious game in Euros history. -- Alex Holiga

ENGLAND: Until the Iceland game, the word to sum up England's Euro 2016 campaign was "frustrating": after it, "embarrassing" was...

Germany top Euro 2016 Power Rankings; Italy second, France third

Relive the most striking images from the day's Euro 2016 matches, with Griezmann, Boateng and Hazard lighting up the field.

With the Euro 2016 round-of-16 stage done and dusted, the bracket is down to eight teams. Miguel Delaney takes a look at how they rank among the 24-team field.

1. GERMANY (+2)Germany finally sparked to life with a full-blooded display and made the most of their brilliant talent as they thrashed Slovakia 3-0. If they keep that up, no one will be able to take them down.

2. ITALY (+2): Italy put in the performance of the tournament so far, as they tactically outclassed Spain...