EURO 2016

Northern Ireland fans invade Paris ahead of Germany clash

Pic: Press Association
Pic: Press Association
Northern Ireland & Germany fans share a few pints in Paris before the game
Northern Ireland & Germany fans share a few pints in Paris before the game

The Green And White Army of Northern Ireland supporters has invaded Paris.

An inflatable crocodile and two bass drummers from south Belfast and London led the Ulstermen in raucous full voice in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

Supporters have flown from Kuwait, Beirut and the US to be at the crunch final Euro 2016 group clash with Germany on Tuesday night.

They besieged the Trocadero, named after a battle, in a mass of green shirts, flags, sombreros and banners.

A beach ball was tossed enthusiastically between fans as bemused tourists with ears echoing from the drumbeat elbowed their way through the square and towards the Seine.

Earlier, Northern Ireland fans played their counterparts in a sign of friendship and co-operation ahead of the match.

PA