Paris football fans are gearing up for the semi-final between PSG and German club Leipzig, in Lisbon, with both clubs vying for their first appearance at a Champions League final. For the first time this year, due to coronavirus fears the tournament is playing its quarter- and semi-final rounds as a straight knockout.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.