French president Hollande to attend Euro 2016 match

Published July 3rd, 2016 - 05:43 GMT
French President Francois Hollande
French President Francois Hollande

French President Francois Hollande and his outgoing Iceland counterpart Olafur Ragnar Grimsson top the VIP list for Sunday night's Euro 2016 quarter-final between the two nations at the Stade France.

According to the VIP list published by the ruling body UEFA, Hollande is joined by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, sports minister Patrick Kanner and other dignitaries.

Apart from Grimsson, Iceland is represented at the game by interim Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson and several ministers.

Freshly elected Iceland President Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson, who will succeed Grimsson on August 1, will also at the Stade de France but has said he will watch the game with the fans rather than from the VIP area.

New FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura is also to be in attendance.

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