June 10, 2016 04:34 PM NPT
PARIS, June 10: The second big continental soccer championship of the summer has certainly heated up the world. Hosts France are set to face Group A opponents Romania at the Stade de France amid an unprecedented security operation, weather and strike fears.
France remains as the state of emergency due to last November's attacks on Paris, when 130 people were killed.
More than 90,000 police, soldiers and private guards will be deployed to ensure security throughout the tournament, with seven million fans expected to visit the 10 host venues.
The game is set to kick off at 12:45 AM, NST. It is to be broadcast by Sony ESPN network in Nepal and India.