All The Action From The Euro 2016 Opening Ceremony In France

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The Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicked off in style with a brilliant opening that didn’t disappoint at the Stadium of France this afternoon.

Fans who gathered in Paris to cheer the French and Romanian teams were treated to a stunning and colorful show themed quite fittingly “Welcome to France!”


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Welcome to France! Source: Instagram

Some 400 dancers were waltzing around the Stadium with a choreography by Wanda Robicki, who also created the dances from the Athens 2004 Olympics.

Insane costumes, a magical backdrop and winks at France’s culture with Piaff and Can-Can girls all participated to create a memorable effect.

For the occasion, the Stadium morphed into a magical, phantasmagorical garden

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The Stadium of France turned into a garden of dreams; Source: Instagram

Blue, white, and red fireworks set off in the cloudy Parisian skies

Source: Instagram

A Mini Eiffel tower was erected

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A photo posted by Kerem Koca (@kerem_koca) on

Rathor-thin  Eiffel Tower at the Stadium of France; Source: Instagram

Characters coming straight from a fairy tale were warming up the fans

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Source: Telegraph

Bright red lips paraded proudly around the stadium

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Bright red lips; Source: Telegraph

David Guetta played This One’s For You, the official song of the Euros 2016

David Guetta DJing at the Euros; Source: Instagram

Watch this recap of the stunning Euro 2016 opening ceremony

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Opening ceremony at the Stadium of France; Source: Instagram

Or watch this video on Periscope

Source: Periscope

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