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Portugal overcame a first half injury to Cristiano Ronaldo and surprised many with their 1-0 win over France to win Euro 2016 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Sunday.  It is the first major trophy for Portugal.

The match marked the first time Portugal has defeated France in a competitive match.  The 3 previous matches – the semifinals at Euro ’84, Euro 2000 and the 2006 World Cup – but that has only made the celebration sweeter.

For the first time in Euro  history, the match was scoreless after 90 minutes.  Second half substitute Eder knocked home the winner in the 109th minute.  The Lille forward fired a low shot past a desperate Hugo Lloris to stun the home side.

The official Euro 2016 Champions Range celebrating Portugal’s run is available at World Soccer Shop.

 

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