Portugal Beat France To Win Euro 2016

REUTERS/ Benoit Tessier

BELGRADE – Portugal beat France to win the Euro 2016 soccer championship at the Paris’ Stade de France Stadium.

Portugal substitute Eder scored 119th minute, in extra time, to give his team a 1-0 win over France, the hosts who were favorites to win the game.

Eder’s long-range shot has sealed a first ever major tournament win for Portugal.

The win for Portugal came despite the team losing their captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury during the match.

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 Portugal defense and its standout goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

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