NI fans begin to flood into Lyon for second Euro clash

The NI squad in training ahead of the Ukraine match
The NI squad in training ahead of the Ukraine match

Thousands of Northern Ireland fans are arriving by car, train and chartered flights in Lyon for tonight’s clash with Ukraine.

Some spent time in the Alps, others on the south coast, following the match against Poland in Nice.

Fans visited the historic centres of Avignon and Arles or loitered in chic Cannes.

Many flew direct on charters from Belfast or via other European cities.

Some are travelling with old caravans bedecked in the colours of the Green and White Army.

In Lyon’s old town, people ate the pancakes particular to this part of France or explored the narrow streets.