Police carry out controlled explosion outside Stade de France

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Fans approaching the national stadium for the hosts' quarter-final clash against Iceland were temporarily stopped at around 5.30pm local time due to a suspicious vehicle

French security forces have carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious car outside the Stade de France.

Euro 2016 hosts France will take on Iceland at the national stadium in the tournament's fourth quarter-final tie on Sunday evening.

Fans approaching the stadium during the afternoon were temporarily stopped as the vehicle was investigated before the explosion at around 5.30pm local time.

According to the Daily Mirror, French police used a small charge to open the door of the car and insist there is "nothing to worry about".

"If we find a suspicious package, it's our job to call bomb disposal," secretary of state for sports Thierry Braillard said.

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