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Portugal 1- 0 France to lift Euro 2016 title

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Portugal won the 2016 European Championship after substitute Eder scored in extra time to give his team a 1-0 win over France on Sunday.

 
Eder’s long-range shot that beat the despairing dive of France captain Hugo Lloris sealed a first ever major tournament win for Portugal, beating the hosts despite losing captain Cristiano Ronaldo to a first-half injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal shows his emotion while being taken off by a stretcher during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal shows his emotion while being taken off by a stretcher during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Eder shook off Laurent Koscielny and fired a low, right-foot shot to break French hearts in the 109th minute after the match at the Stade de France had ended level at 0-0 after 90 minutes.

 
Ronaldo was taken off on a stretcher off in the 25th minute after he failed to recover from a heavy challenge by France’s attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet.

 

Éder celebrates his match-winning goal against France in the Euro 2016 finals.
Éder celebrates his match-winning goal against France in the Euro 2016 finals.

He returned to sit on the bench, his left knee bandaged, and limped onto the pitch to encourage his teammates at the start of both periods of extra time.

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