Portugal Stun France to Become Champions of Europe

Sports | News18.com | July 11, 2016, 1:32 am
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Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears but an extra-time goal by Eder saw Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament. (Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears but an extra-time goal by Eder saw Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament. (Getty Images)

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Portugal players celebrating with the Euro 2016 trophy. (Getty Images)

Portugal players celebrating with the Euro 2016 trophy. (Getty Images)

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The victory ended Portugal's run of 10 straight defeats against France, who had eliminated them in the semi-finals at Euro 1984, Euro 2000 and the 2006 World Cup. (Getty Images)

The victory ended Portugal's run of 10 straight defeats against France, who had eliminated them in the semi-finals at Euro 1984, Euro 2000 and the 2006 World Cup. (Getty Images)

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Portugal players were ecstatic after Eder's extra-time goal against France. (Getty Images)

Portugal players were ecstatic after Eder's extra-time goal against France. (Getty Images)

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France players look dejected after the loss against Portugal. (getty Images)

France players look dejected after the loss against Portugal. (getty Images)

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was in tears after a knee injury forced him to go off the field. (Getty Images)

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was in tears after a knee injury forced him to go off the field. (Getty Images)

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Ronaldo came to the field again to give it another shot but was taken off on a stretcher as he was in pain. (Getty Images)

Ronaldo came to the field again to give it another shot but was taken off on a stretcher as he was in pain. (Getty Images)

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France and Portugal players in action during the first-half of the game. (Getty Images)

France and Portugal players in action during the first-half of the game. (Getty Images)

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Antoine Griezmann reacts after his shot goes wide of the target. (Getty Images)

Antoine Griezmann reacts after his shot goes wide of the target. (Getty Images)

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A France fan showing her support for both team during the final at the Stade de France. (Getty Images)

A France fan showing her support for both team during the final at the Stade de France. (Getty Images)

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Portugal Rui Patricio goalkeeper was brilliant during the first-half and denied France any chance to score. (Getty Images)

Portugal Rui Patricio goalkeeper was brilliant during the first-half and denied France any chance to score. (Getty Images)

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A general view of Stade de France as pre match entertainment takes place before the final. (Getty Images)

A general view of Stade de France as pre match entertainment takes place before the final. (Getty Images)

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Dimitri Payet. was replaced by Kingsley Coman in the second-half as Didier Deschamps was trying to get France back on track. (Getty Images)

Dimitri Payet. was replaced by Kingsley Coman in the second-half as Didier Deschamps was trying to get France back on track. (Getty Images)

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Cedric Soares (L) and William Carvalho of Portugal (C) combine to tackle Moussa Sissoko of France. (Getty Images)

Cedric Soares (L) and William Carvalho of Portugal (C) combine to tackle Moussa Sissoko of France. (Getty Images)

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France fans came out in large numbers to show their support for the home team. (Getty Images)

France fans came out in large numbers to show their support for the home team. (Getty Images)