Anyone wants to see a Euro 2016 Final replay? The Euro 2016 Final?ended with an unlikely winner as Portugal lifts the trophy after defeating home team France, 1-0, in the extra time of the title match held just a couple of hours ago at the Stade de France in Paris.
Eder?s extra-time goal catapulted Portugal to become the best European team, a really amazing feat considering that the Selecoes de Portugal did not win any match enroute to the knockout phase of the Euro 2016 Finals, after having drawn all their three matches which put them at third place in Group F with Hungary at the top and Iceland on the second spot.
The team also did not have convincing runs in the knockout stages of the tournament. There is also the fact that not only have they never won a major international title, they have never won the Euro as well; and also counting that France have defeated them 10 straight times since 1975,?Portugal?was definitely the underdog in the final meeting. Plus, France was playing in their home, so all odds were certainly against Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates.
As heartbreaking as it is for France in the Euro 2016 Final, they have their basketball team?s 83-74 win over Canada in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments – Philippines to console them as they clinched a ticket to the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero.
It was a match full of drama, albeit a little short of action on Portugal?s side with the departure of Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, who valiantly stayed in the game until the injury he suffered early on in the title match forced him to give up and saw him getting stretchered off the pitch in tears.
Here are a few links that offer Eur0 2016 Final replay?and game highlights if you haven?t seen the action or just want to relive the glorious moment especially if you are a Portugal or a CR7 fan.
Ronaldo and Portugal finally clinch their first ever major title in international football. This is also the country?s first European title. It may not have gone the way Ronaldo wanted it to go but still, they can call themselves Euro champions now.
Eder became the hero for Portugal with his decisive goal in the second half of extra time.
Early on, it didn’t look promising for the new champions as Portugal had looked lost when their star player Ronaldo had to be stretchered off the pitch. To his credit, the Real Madrid star tried to stayed on following a hard hit by Dimitri Payet to his left leg. However, Ronaldo?s departure seemed to have strengthened the resolve of his teammates who defended their side as a unit frustrating and eventually denying France the title.
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