# Stade de France

Last month
February 2023
# Probe
Uefa bears 'primary responsibility' for Champions League final failures, report finds
There were chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France on the night of the final.
Last year
# Probe
Real Madrid question decision to hold Champions League final at Stade de France
The Spanish club has also called for answers on the chaotic scenes outside before kick-off.
# Good Grass
New Stade de France pitch being laid over 48 hours before Champions League final
The grass for the new surface was grown in Spain before being transported to France.
# Jouez
France are favourites but Ireland bring momentum even without their key man
Andy Farrell’s side have a huge challenge ahead of them at Stade de France.
# Allez les Verts
Sexton still has presence in Paris as Ireland get set for 'Fight Club'
Ireland feel better prepared to take on France in Paris than the last time they visited in 2020.
# huge blow
Johnny Sexton ruled out of Ireland's trip to Paris as Carbery starts at 10
The Ireland captain suffered a hamstring injury in training yesterday.
# Showdown
Dupont: 'Ireland are surely the favourites for the championship'
The French got their campaign up and running with a bonus-point win over Italy today.
All time
# Second best
Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions
Andy Farrell’s men made errors but France were superb in a bonus-point win.
# Trés Bien
When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations
We reflect on the agonisingly tense Irish victory on the final day of the 2014 championship.
Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed
The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
# Six Nations
Ireland's Six Nations fixture against France in serious doubt as government announce ban on public gatherings
The French government held an exceptional cabinet meeting on Saturday as they seek to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
# Trés Bien
Brilliant les Bleus light up Paris with Six Nations win over Eddie Jones' England
The French raced into a 17-0 half-time lead at Stade de France.
# looking good
Huget heroics give France pre-World Cup boost
Italy captain Sergio Parisse made his 140th international appearance as his side were outclassed.
# Goalkeeping error
'Roy said to me after the game, "Well done, because it's how you recover from mistakes"'
Ireland goalkeeper Colin Doyle admitted his frustration after allowing Nabil Fekir’s strike to loop in during tonight’s loss to France.
# Second best
Three debuts made as Ireland go down to Les Bleus at rain-soaked Stade de France
Goals from Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were enough to hand a dominant French side victory in Paris tonight.
# Starting XI
Derrick Williams handed Ireland debut, Declan Rice also starts in Paris
The Stade de France hosts tonight’s friendly, and the teams are in.
# World Cup 2018
Letter from Paris: Deschamps standing firm in selection fall-out as under-strength Ireland return to Saint-Denis
Ben Blake looks ahead to tonight’s friendly at the Stade de France, where the Boys in Green will need to be on form against their World Cup-bound opponents.
# World Cup warm-up
Ireland fit the right 'profile' for France and the talking points ahead of tonight's friendly
The Boys in Green are in Paris to face Didier Deschamps’ men this evening.
# Les Bleus
Hendrick withdraws from squad as Ireland gear up for 'big test' with star-studded French
Manager Martin O’Neill has spoken about the challenge facing his team in tomorrow night’s friendly in Paris.
# long range
Stunning Johnny Sexton drop-goal steals Paris win for Schmidt's Ireland
Joe Schmidt’s men stole the win at the very death, just their third in France since 1972.
# opener
Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris
The Irish record at Stade de France is poor but there are many reasons to be confident.
# Incumbent
'I just think he's a flat-out winger': Experience keeps Kearney unfazed by meteoric Larmour rise
The veteran fullback is feeling comfortable and confident in his role and won’t be easily displaced.
# Winning
France pass test to clinch spot in Russia and all tonight's other WC qualifying results
The victory on home turf meant they avoided the tension of the play-offs.
# Salah Abdeslam
'I'm not ashamed' - Paris attacks suspect
Salah Abdeslam has been corresponding with a woman from prison.
# Unexpected Guests
Moths invade Stade de France before Euro 2016 final
The decision to leave the stadium lights on overnight ahead of the game may help explain the bizarre invasion.
# then there were two
France call upon the spirit of '84 and '98 and the Euro 2016 final talking points
Antoine Griezmann can strengthen his claim for Player of the Tournament, but Cristiano Ronaldo won’t go down without a fight.
# Analysis
Euro 2016 final: 3 key questions
What kind of game will we get and will Didier Deschamps stick or twist?
# Revenge is sweet
Fourth time lucky? Portugal's tournament record against France makes for grim reading
Can Cristiano Ronaldo inspire this Portugal side to a historic victory over the Euro 2016 hosts?
# latecomer
Brady: It's a shame for Irish football that Wes hasn't played more. He's a class act
The Norwich City man scored his third international goal in Paris tonight.
# Setback
'It was sore after the first minute' - Walters doubtful for Belgium after playing through the pain barrier
The Ireland forward lasted 64 minutes this evening but Martin O’Neill is concerned that he won’t be available for next weekend.
# First XI
Walters named in Ireland's team to face Sweden at Euro 2016
The starting line-up as been announced ahead of kick-off.
France v Romania, Euro 2016
We were at the Stade de France for the hugely-anticipated tournament opener.
# dour affair
Les Bleus edge brutal Parisian battle with Schmidt's beaten Ireland
Ireland’s hopes of a third consecutive Six Nations title faded at Stade de France.
# history lesson
Stade de France set to host two of Ireland's greatest sporting moments of 2016
Both this weekend’s Six Nations clash and Ireland’s Euro 2016 curtain-raiser are being staged at the Paris ground.
# Devilish Touch
Ireland and the 'grand Satan of French rugby' have no fear of Paris
‘There has been a little bit of a shift in mentality, not just against the French.’
# fractured preparation
Echoes of Argentina week, but Schmidt confident in Ireland's work ethic
‘You are always confident that you are going to get the work ethic from an Irish team.’
# Solidarity
German and French players slept in the Stade de France after terrorist attacks on Friday night
Acting president of the German FA, Reinhard Rauball, praised the French players for their ‘outstanding gesture of camaraderie’
# Sweet Success
Schmidt's Ireland wrap up Six Nations in Paris - My 2014 sporting moment
Murray Kinsella was at Stade de France as Brian O’Driscoll was given a fitting international finale.
# bouclier de brennus
Wilkinson bows out a champ as Toulon complete double with Top14 final win over Castres
The retiring 10 out-gunned Rory Kockott before God Save the Queen blared from the speakers in the Stade de France.
'Merci Jonny' - Toulon pay tribute to Wilkinson on Top 14 final jerseys
The Heineken Cup champions have added another star to their match kit too.