Both the Republic of Ireland (above) and France camps have played down Thierry Henry's infamous handball © Getty Images
Both the Republic of Ireland (above) and France camps have played down Thierry Henry’s infamous handball © Getty Images

Hosts France take on Republic of Ireland in the pre-quarter final game of the ongoing UEFA Euro 2016 at the Stade de Lyon at Lyon on Sunday, as the live football streaming is available on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD, along with Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali commentary on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Both the Republic of Ireland and France camps have played down Thierry Henry’s infamous handball, but Irish fans will be hoping for revenge in Sunday’s Euro 2016 last 16 clash. It was at the Stade de France in Paris on November 18, 2009 that Henry used his hand – twice – to control the ball in the buildup to William Gallas’ late goal, reports AFP.

France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, defenders Bacary Sagna and Patrice Evra and striker Andre-Pierre Gignac all started, while Moussa Sissoko and goalkeeper Steve Mandanda were unused substitutes. For the Irish, Shay Given, John O’Shea, Glenn Whelan and Robbie Keane started the match, while Aiden McGeady came on in extra-time. Both teams have claimed that the incident six years ago will have little bearing on Sunday’s tie in Lyon, added AFP.

A purposeful display in the goalless draw with Switzerland means Newcastle United midfielder Sissoko is pushing to keep his place at Blaise Matuidi’s expense. Despite a low-key start to Euro 2016, Juventus’ Paul Pogba was one of the few French stars to shine against the Swiss as he hit the woodwork twice. The profile of West Ham forward Dimitri Payet has gone through the roof in his host country, thanks to his goals in the wins over Romania and Albania. In the wake of those performances, French magazine ‘Society’ has ran a cover with his head photoshopped on the body of France’s president Francois Hollande under the headline “Payet for president”, also added AFP.