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Cristiano Ronaldo: "This is one of the happiest moments of my career"

On a high after winning the European Championship beating hosts France 1-0, Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo described the historic moment as one of the best in his glittering football career.

Substitute Eder scored the only goal in extra time as Portugal edged past a fighting France to win the Euro 2016 here on Sunday. It was also Portugal's maiden triumph in a major championship.


Euro 2016 Final: Late Eder strike gives Portugal unexpected win

A younger, fitter and stronger Portugal side sans an injured Cristiano Ronaldo saw off wave after wave off French pressure before scoring the only goal of the game through the unlikeliest of sources, French based Portuguese striker Eder, who rifled in a shot from 30 yards past the outstretched hand of Hugo Lloris in the France goal to give Portugal a 1-0 win in the Euro 2016 Final.

France, who played their semi-final a day after Portugal, named an unchanged starting eleven for this game, a decision that would prove costly in the long run as their players simply ran out of gas in the latter stages of the contest. Portugal meanwhile welcomed back Real Madrid star Pepe and young midfield sensation William Carvalho from injury and suspension, with both men having an absolutely sensational game.


Joe Allen: "We can keep this momentum going"

Wales football team captain Ashley Williams is dreaming of more international success and believes they can win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The Swansea City defender played a crucial part in his side’s stunning adventures in the European Championship in France, which saw Wales end a 58-year wait to qualify for a major tournament.


Euro 2016: Henry warns France of Ronaldo threat

France football's new poster boy Antoine Griezmann deserves to be compared to legendary compatriot Zinedine Zidane and Michel Platini, according to another French great Thierry Henry.

Griezmann has been the star of the ongoing European Championship, scoring six times to lead France into Sunday's final against Portugal in Paris.


Griezmann: "Our duty is to win"

Following his brace in the semi-final victory over Germany at the European Championship, France's new poster boy Antoine Griezmann admitted that he and his team-mates feel a responsibility to bring joy back to the nation after the terror attacks in Paris last November.

Griezmann, the Atletico Madrid forward whose career has been spent solely in Spain since leaving his family home in Macon to play for Real Sociedad as a teenager, will lead France into the Euro 2016 final against Portugal on Sunday having scored six goals so far in the competition for Didier Deschamps' team.


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