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Euro 2016: Day Four Round-Up

Day Four of Euro 2016 promised to be one of the finest games of the tournament so far, with some of the continents biggest nationa getting their campaigns underway.

Away from the football, a number of England fans were handed prison sentences for their part in the violence on the streets of Marseille.

Spain 1-0 Czech Republic Group D
The reigning European champions started their campaign with a deserved 3 points. They dominated the game as expected from start to finiah, but relied on an 87th minute Gerard Pique goal to grab the win.

Republic of Ireland 1-1 Sweden Group E
A game settled by two goals from two relegated Premier League players gave both teams a point in this opening Group E fixture.
Norwich Citys Wes Houlihan scored the opener after some brilliant work down the right from Everton full back Seamus Coleman. However Ciaran Clarks own goal denied Ireland the win ensuring it was honours even at the Stade de France.

Belgium 0-2 Italy Group E
Italy beat World number 1 team Belgium by two goals to send them top of Group E. A sublime goal by Sunderland flop Emanuele Giacherini opened the scoring before Graziano Pelle of Southampton sealed the three points in stoppage time, leaving Belgium bottom of the group and an uphill struggle ahead.

Todays fixtures
Austria v Hungary (17:00)
Portugal v Iceland (20:00)

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