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FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy at the end of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the nominees for FIFA's world's best player award on Monday Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
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  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy at the end of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the nominees for FIFA's world's best player award on Monday Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

    Euro 2016 generated 1.2 billion-euro boost for France

    PARIS (AP) — France says that organizing the European soccer championships last summer provided an economic boost worth 1.2 billion euros ($1.26 billion) to the economy. According to figures from the Centre for Law and Economics of Sport, the continental soccer tournament attracted 2.5 million fans in stadiums as well as 600,000 visitors from abroad. […]