Keyword: Euro 2016
Portugal's win over France in football tournament final removes host nation's hopes of uplift after months of social strife and terrorist attacks.
Officials say police will patrol Stade de France stadium and fan zones in central Paris but rule out a victory parade if France win.
French president said sporting victories give a nation a feeling it can succeed in other areas such as the economy, culture, politics and diplomacy.
Alexander Shprygin, arrested in Toulouse only days after he was expelled from the country, is said to have 'crossed the Alps' to return to France.
Alexander Shprygin was among 43 fans held on Tuesday in southern France after serious violence et Russia’s Euro 2016 clash with England in Marseille.
After interception of a coach carrying Russian football fans suspected of hooliganism, Moscow warns Paris against a 'significant aggravation' in bilateral relations.
UEFA also fined the team 150,000 euros for rioting during match against England in Marseille, while Russian fans' coach was intercepted in Cannes.
Assistant chief constable Mark Roberts said his police spotters saw Russian 'Ultras' putting on gum shields and martial arts gloves before Marseille violence.
French media reported three England fans were seriously injured in fierce fighting between English and Russian groups and locals.
The four-yearly football championship began Friday in Paris with a peaceful win for the French hosts 2-1 over Romania, while England fans battled police in Marseille.
Everyone loves a winner, but if France stumble at Euro 2016 race row tensions may spill over says founder of the US National Association of Black Journalists.
Security will be especially tight at the official fan zone at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where up to 90,000 fans at a time can assemble.
Blockades at waste collection centres are preventing rubbish collection in the capital and other cities, while strikes are also disrupting rail services.