Portugal wins Euro 2016 football championship; defeated France 1-0

Posted on:11 Jul 2016 10:55:43

Portugal wins Euro 2016 football championship; defeated France 1-0
11 July 2016 Current Affairs: Portugal has  lifted the Euro 2016 football championship. In the final clash palyed at Saint-Denis in Paris on 10 July 2016, Portugal defeated France 1-0.

Substitute Eder scored in extra-time to give Portugal a win at their first major international title despite losing captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury.

Eder scored the goal with 11 minutes of extra time left to stun France after the host team had dominated the match.

Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer went down after a heavy tackle from Dimitri Payet in the eighth minute but played on before being replaced in the 25th minute.

This was France's first tournament defeat on home soil in 19 games, since 1960 third-place play-off.

Man of the Match: Pepe (Portugal)

 


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