The rustling of the wind through trees has replaced the referee’s whistle at a football stadium in the Austrian city of Klagenfurt. Almost the whole pitch of the 32,000-capacity Woerthersee stadium, which hosted some of the fixtures of the Euro 2008 tournament, has been covered in 300 trees. The installation, entitled “For Forest”, was opened to the public on Sunday for a few weeks of bucolic wandering.
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François-Xavier Bellamy, head of the Republican Party’s list in the European elections, votes in Versailles. IMAGES
“It is a very fair judgement and I am satisfied”, says Alexei Navalny after the European Court of Human Rights rules that Russia’s repeated arrests of the opposition leader were politically motivated and orders the state to pay a 50,000 Euro fine. SOUNDBITE (completes VID1264546_EN)
Germany wins the race the host the 2024 European Championship as UEFA backed a bid seen as safer than the rival Turkish proposal. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin announced the winner following a campaign that saw politics and concerns over human rights in Turkey play a central role. SOUNDBITE
Two years after their defeat against Portugal in the final of the Euros, France are vying for the World Cup, but midfielder Paul Pogba says the preparation and the mindstate of this year’s team is completely different to that of two years ago.
England midfielder Eric Dier says his team are reaping the rewards at the World Cup for a change in approach following a humiliating exit to Iceland at Euro 2016. One of the reasons given for England’s success in Russia is their remote base in the sleepy seaside town of Repino, 45km northwest of Saint Petersburg. Defender Ashley Young says the bond between the players has helped make the camp feel like a holiday.
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Less than 18 months after sensationally knocking England out of Euro 2016, Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time following a 2-0 win over Kosovo. The World Cup in Russia will be graced by the popular northern Europeans and their colourful fans who started a clapping trend at the Euros that is sure to make its mark next year.
Afghan-born striker Nadia Nadim, currently playing for Denmark at the women’s Euro tournament in the Netherlands, is determined to promote the sport in her former home.
This is the May 3, 2017, Full Episode of VICE News Tonight on HBO.
We profile French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s path to power, a far-right nationalist who wants to abandon the Euro and curb immigration. Plus, a look at the House Freedom Caucus and its shifting stance on health care reform. Finally, we go to Tokyo to meet one Nigerian-American comedian who’s now on Japanese TV every day.
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