French intelligence chiefs have screened 3,500 staff brought in to ensure the safety of fans at the tournament, which begins on Friday.

The 82 people highlighted on watch lists could ‘by definition’ either belong to a terror group or have a background of ‘questionable behaviour or extreme beliefs on either the left or right’, it has been reported.

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