French police arrest 40 for violence around Euro 2016 final: Official

A man throws a projectile near a fire during clashes with French riot police prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris.
A man throws a projectile near a fire during clashes with French riot police prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris. PHOTO: AFP
Men taking fences apart during clashes with French riot police prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris.
Men taking fences apart during clashes with French riot police prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris. PHOTO: AFP
Men gesture during clashes with French riot policemen prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris.
Men gesture during clashes with French riot policemen prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris. PHOTO: AFP
A man throws a projectile during clashes with French riot police prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris.
A man throws a projectile during clashes with French riot police prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris. PHOTO: AFP
Police uses water cannon to extinguish fire during clashes prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris.
Police uses water cannon to extinguish fire during clashes prior to the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France near the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris. PHOTO: AFP
French riot police stand near the Arc de Triomphe after the Euro 2016 final football match between France and Germany on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
French riot police stand near the Arc de Triomphe after the Euro 2016 final football match between France and Germany on the Champs Elysees in Paris. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - French police arrested around 40 people for violence and other offences before and after France's defeat to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris on Sunday, police said.

Police used teargas and rounded up supporters who pelted them with bottles at the foot of the Eiffel Tower after they were refused entry to the fan zone, which was closed after it was packed to its 90,000 capacity, Paris police said.

Other arrests took place outside the Stade de France where the match took place. They were for public disorder offences.