A French soldier patrols in the streets of Paris Saturday July 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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French law enforcement authorities on Saturday pledged "extremely high" security in Paris for Sunday's European Championship final, with thousands of police patrolling as hundreds of thousands of fans mass in the French capital for the match.Security forces have three key venues to protect when France plays Portugal: The Stade de France stadium hosting the final -- outside of which three suicide bombers blew themselves up last year, the 92,000-capacity fan zone in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs-Elysees boulevard, which will likely be swamped with fans after the match.France has mobilized some 90,000 security agents around stadiums, fan zones and streets to keep fans safe.On the eve of the final, tournament organizer UEFA paid tribute to the work of the French security forces in the 50 matches played in 10 host cities leading up to the final.
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