Euro 2016

Spotted in the stands

Being the son of Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo is bound to get you past a few doors. Cristiano Jr, seen here watching his father in the game against Austria in which he missed a penalty, can attest to that.
Being the son of Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo is bound to get you past a few doors. Cristiano Jr, seen here watching his father in the game against Austria in which he missed a penalty, can attest to that. PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was in the stands in Nice to cheer on Northern Ireland in their opener against Poland.
Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was in the stands in Nice to cheer on Northern Ireland in their opener against Poland.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Snagging seats to join the Euro 2016 festivities in France has not come easy for the regular football fan, with prices quoted on secondary ticket websites reportedly reaching £1,800 (S$3,344) apiece. Here are a few fans of the game who likely found
Ludivine Sagna, watches her spouse Bacary Sagna help hosts France get their tournament off to a winning start. The French model has quietly amassed her own following off the pitch, attracting more than 210,000 subscribers on Instagram.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Snagging seats to join the Euro 2016 festivities in France has not come easy for the regular football fan, with prices quoted on secondary ticket websites reportedly reaching £1,800 (S$3,344) apiece.

Here are a few fans of the game who likely found it easier to get into the stadium to watch the matches than the rest of us.


Four-time golf Major winner Rory McIlroy will not compete in the Olympics for Ireland but displayed his patriotism at the Parc des Princes in Paris by catching his beloved Northern Ireland limit world champions Germany to a one-goal win. PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE,
EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2016, with the headline 'Spotted in the stands'. Print Edition | Subscribe