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Cantona to have stadium named after him

Sat, Jul 5, 2008

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Eric Cantona inaugurated a football stadium named after him in the French town of Tignes, local authorities said.

French champions Lyon train at the facility, as do the French national team, but it recently underwent a facelift and Cantona was on hand to open the renovated ground.

The turf has also been relaid, staff said, with Lyon currently in town to prepare for the new season.

Cantona, 42, was in Tignes for his Euro Beach Soccer tournament which he runs with brother Joel, with the Savoy resort hosting an annual event.

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