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Without Ronaldo, Portugal clinch first European title against France

Substitute Eder scored in extra-time to give Portugal a 1-0 win over hosts France in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday as they secured their first major international title despite losing captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury.

euro 2016 Updated: Jul 11, 2016 03:10 IST
Portugal's Eder celebrates scoring their first goal against France during the Euro 2016 final at Stade de France in Paris.
Portugal's Eder celebrates scoring their first goal against France during the Euro 2016 final at Stade de France in Paris.(Reuters Photo)

Substitute Eder scored in extra-time to give Portugal a 1-0 win over hosts France in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday as they secured their first major international title despite losing captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off injured in tears just 25 minutes into Sunday’s Euro 2016 final against France in Paris.

Portugal beat a French side who found new inspiration from Griezmann -- the tournament’s leading scorer with six goals who was willed on by a nation longing to rediscover the feel-good factor.

Centre-back Pepe returned from injury and William Carvalho from suspension as Portugal made two changes to their starting XI for Sunday’s Euro 2016 final against France. France coach Didier Deschamps kept faith with the team that beat Germany 2-0 in the last four..

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Team line-ups

Portugal: Rui Patricio, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Joao Mario, Renato Sanches, Adrien Silva, Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo

France: Hugo Lloris, Bacary Sagna, Samuel Umtiti, Laurent Koscielny, Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Moussa Sissoko, Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet, Olivier Giroud

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