Full-time: Portugal 1-0 France

  • Portugal lift their first ever major tournament trophy with a last-gasp extra-time win over the Euro 2016 hosts in Saint-Denis
  • Fernando Santos' side, who finished third in Group F, looked content to settle for penalties before substitute Eder sealed a memorable win and sparked scenes of jubilation with a brilliant long-range strike
  • Victory made all the most impressive by the fact that the winners lost captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to a first-half knee injury following a robust challenge from Dimitri Payet
Euro 2016: Portugal fans wildly celebrate in Lisbon after nation beats France in final Reuters

That just about wraps up our live coverage of the Euro 2016 final. Thanks for following and stay tuned to IBTimes UK over the coming days for reaction, our awards and a best/worst team of the tournament.



Ronaldo proudly hoists the trophy aloft. What a draining night of mixed emotions for him.



France glumly receive their runners-up medals. The sense of total despair and disbelief is all too evident...

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Utter, unbridled jubilation from the Portuguese players and staff after the full-time whistle blows. After so many near misses, they finally seal their first major international trophy. And Ronaldo's got his shirt off, obviously.

French players and fans alike are distraught. They were the firm favourites tonight and were handed such a boost with that first-half injury. Ultimately they just could not get the job done.

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Portugal win Euro 2016



Portugal 1-0 France


Agony for France as Coman's deep cross is knocked down into the path of Martial, whose effort is deflected wide. He was offside anyway.

Rui Patricio takes an age over the goal kick and is duly booked for time-wasting.


Quaresma pops up downfield with a rabona and it is left to Sagna to deny Joao Mario a clear sight of goal. Two minutes of additional time for France to rescue this and force a shootout.


Nani is in acres of space on the left, but thankfully for France the ball does not quite reach him.

A passionate Ronaldo strides over to get the injured Guerreiro back on the pitch. He doesn't look like he can run.


Deschamps finally uses that last change, sending on Martial for Sissoko. Too little, too late for France?


Having struggled badly for regular football and failed to score once during a miserable season at Swansea, Eder looks to have netted the most important goal of his career and quite possibly ended Portugal's major tournament drought.

The substitute, who now plies his trade in France with Lille, receives the ball from Moutinho with his back to goal. He proceeds to wrestle with Koscielny before rifling a low effort from distance that beats Lloris and nestles neatly in the bottom corner.

What a goal.

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Goal: Portugal 1-0 France (Eder)


Koscielny is rightfully perplexed as he is whistled and shown a yellow card for handball. Replays show that it actually hit Eder.

Guerreiro then steps up to curl a brilliant effort against the crossbar. What a controversial goal that would have been!


The second period of extra-time is upon us. Can anybody stop this from progressing through to the lottery of penalties?

Still one sub left for France if Deschamps chooses to use it. Anthony Martial would be the obvious option, although Yohan Cabaye knows how to take a penalty.


Someone is getting rather animated on the Portugal bench...

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Half-time in extra-time

Portugal 0-0 France


Lloris comes to France's rescue by parrying Eder's downward header from a corner.


France press to no avail as Griezmann's unexpected struggles continue. Portugal just hanging in there at the moment.


The bookings are starting to rain down like confetti now. Matuidi is somewhat harshly punished for taking down Eder in the air and Carvalho is rightly cautioned for cynically foiling a Coman break.

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After Eder is brought down, Quaresma sends in a useful free-kick that Pepe rises to head just wide. The Real Madrid centre-back is belatedly flagged offside.

Guerreiro is shown a yellow card.


It's worth noting at this stage that Quaresma's effort against Croatia is the only goal to have been scored during extra-time at Euro 2016 to date...


Back underway at the Stade de France. Portugal, who received a pep talk from Ronaldo during the break, have no substitutions remaining. Deschamps still has one change up his sleeve.


It's been a tame final to rather reflect the lacklustre vibe of the entire tournament. Extra-time and likely penalties to come.


End of 90 minutes

Portugal 0-0 France