PORTUGAL UPSET FRANCE TO WIN EURO 2016

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Portugal claimed a first major international trophy as they overcame the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo to beat hosts France in the Euro 2016 final. France carved out the best chances, with Antoine Griezmann twice denied by saves from Rui Patricio, while Andre-Pierre Gignac hit the post.

Portugal, who lost captain Ronaldo to a knee injury after 25 minutes, hit the bar through Raphael Guerreiro. The game was heading for penalties when Eder beat Hugo Lloris from 25 yards. The full-time whistle sparked joyous scenes among Portugal’s players and fans.

The 2004 European Championship runners-up reached the knockout stages despite failing to win a group game.

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