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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland fans to get Uefa honour

Thousands of Northern Ireland fans travelled to the Euro 2016 finals in France Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Thousands of Northern Ireland fans travelled to the Euro 2016 finals in France

Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland fans are to be honoured with an outstanding contribution award for their support at Euro 2016 by Uefa.

Uefa's executive committee has also recognised supporters from Wales and Iceland.

Each association will receive a commemorative plaque.

Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland fans previously received an award from the mayor of Paris for their "exemplary sportsmanship" at Euro 2016.

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Image caption Republic of Ireland fans are also receiving an honour from Uefa

Newly elected Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said the association wanted to reward "some of the groups of supporters that were particularly enthusiastic and passionate during the tournament".

Thousands of fans from Northern Ireland and the Republic attended the Euro 2016 finals in France, with both teams reaching the knockout stages.

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Image caption Newly elected UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has congratulated those fans who will receive the award

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