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Passion of Northern Ireland fans helped make Euro 2016 a celebration of football: UEFA

Northern Ireland fans are to receive an award from UEFA following their outstanding contribution to Euro 2016.

The Executive Committee of UEFA reviewed the tournament and decided to give an award to the Irish FA as well as the football associations of Iceland, Republic of Ireland and Wales.

Each association will be presented with a commemorative plaque on the occasion of one of their upcoming home European Qualifiers played in October.

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said: "EURO 2016 was a celebration of football and this is thanks in large part to the passion and dedication of fans at all stadiums in France.

"UEFA wanted to reward some of the groups of supporters that were particularly enthusiastic and passionate during the tournament so congratulations to the national associations who are receiving this award.”

Northern Ireland fans, and their Republic counterparts were also celebrated by the city of Paris for their contribution to the tournament.

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