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Police blow up suspicious car near Stade de France

The blast unnerved some fan arriving for the France-Iceland Euro 2016 match tonight Credit: PA

French police used an explosive to blast entry to a car parked illegally near the Stade de France stadium in Paris where France and Iceland will play a Euro 2016 quarter-final match tonight.

The blast by the stadium - which was targeted by terrorist attacks last November - caused jitters among fans arriving for the key game.

However, police played down the concerns.

These checks happen regularly in Paris. They did not blow up the entire car.

– Police spokesman

The force added that they found nothing suspicious.