A football fan-zone under the Eiffel Tower descended into a battlefield during the final of the European football championships. Gangs of angry youths fought with heavily armed riot police even before the final whistle, as France were beaten one-nil by Portugal. There were 80,000 people in the area to watch the game, and they quickly dispersed as rioters threw bottles and fireworks at police, who retaliated with tear gas and water cannons. The youths also set fire to several rubbish bins in the area. The clashes with police spilled out onto the Champs-Elysees, with several tourists getting caught up in the melee. France has remained in a state of emergency since IS gunmen killed 130 people in the city last November, and police were warning crowds not to gather for the football final. Newshub.