Portugal beats France to win the Euro 2016 soccer championship at Paris’s Stade de France stadium. Portuguese substitute Eder scored in the 119th minute, in extra time, to give his team a 1-0 win over France, the hosts who were favourites to win the game. Cristiana Ronaldo got injured but Ronaldo’s movement was restricted. Battling through the pain, regularly reaching down to check on the injury, Ronaldo realised there would be no miracle recovery.
Portugal’s Road to euro championship title –
- Group F: Portugal 1-1 Iceland
- Group F: Portugal 0-0 Austria
- Group F: Hungary 3-3 Portugal
- Round of 16: Croatia 0-1 Portugal (aet)
- Quarter-finals: Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 on pens)
- Semi-finals: Portugal 2-0 Wales
- Finals: Portugal 1-0 France
Eder’s long-range shot sealed a first-ever major tournament win for Portugal as Portugal beats France in the 109th minute. The win for Portugal came despite the team losing its captain and talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo, to injury during the match. The Victory was sweet for Ronaldo, who was reduced to tears as a 19-year-old as Portugal lost 1-0 to Greece in the 2004 final.
France had the better chances during the game, but were unable to find a way through the Portuguese defense and its standout goalkeeper, Rui Patricio. 2 hours after being carried off on a stretcher, the three-time world player of the year returned a champion for the first time with his country. Congratulation team Portugal!