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Teams complete final practice sessions

Team Europe were greeted by thousands of fans as they got their last chance to play Le Golf National before the Ryder Cup gets under way on Friday.

On another glorious day in Paris, Captain Thomas Bjørn rang the changes in the final practice session before he announces his pairings for the opening fourballs.

Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Thorbjørn Olesen and Ian Poulter made up the opening group, with Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson in group two.

Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren were in the final group off the tenth, Noren having won his second Rolex Series title at the HNA Open de France over the Albatross Course in July.

There were plenty of spectators on the first to see the Americans tee off but it will be standing room only at 08.10am on Friday morning, with over 6000 fans set for the enormous grandstand and tens of thousands more lining the fairways.

For the Americans Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods were grouped together, as were Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson and Webb Simson were in the remaining American group.