Controlled explosion carried out near Stade de France hours before France v Iceland 3 years ago

Controlled explosion carried out near Stade de France hours before France v Iceland

France take on Iceland in the Euro 2016 quarter-final on Sunday night.

A controlled explosion took place close to the Stade de France hours before the Euro 2016 quarter-final between France and Iceland on Sunday evening.

Paul Hayward, a journalist with The Telegraph, posted on Twitter that a controlled explosion took place shortly after 5.30pm local time.

Fans on their way to the game reported hearing a loud bang and, according to the Daily Mail, were told they could not continue because of a security scare.

News of the controlled explosion in the city follows on from a stampede in the Paris fanzone on Saturday night after a firecracker went off and caused mayhem during the Germany v Italy game.