Payet's late goal gives France first Euros match win

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A spectacular late goal from Dimitri Payet meant that France beat opponents Romania 2 - 1 in the opening match of the Euros.

The tournament opened with everyone in the Stade de France stadium joining together to sing the French national anthem.

Then came the kick-off and France had a bit of a shaky start with Romania seeming to have the upper hand.

However, Payet's goal in the 89th minute sealed the deal for France.

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France manager Didier Deschamps said: "It was a tricky match. Romania made it complicated - for the first 20-25 minutes we had a tough time of it. The opening match of a tournament is like playing in a cup final and we were a bit timid."

"But I put four attacking players on to go for the win and I am delighted for the players that they got it."

France were champions in their last two tournaments on home soil - Euro '84 and the 1998 World Cup - and they are one of the favourites to win this time too.