Portugal made history on Sunday night by winning the European Championship for the first time in their history! This is also the first time they reached the finals in 12 years.
Cristiano Ronaldo was forced out of the game with a knee injury in the first half, but Portugal regrouped and thanks to some heroic goalkeeping from Rui Patricio took the game into extra time before the unlikely striker Eder struck with 11 minutes to go.
Portugal’s 1-0 win was all the more remarkable given in their previous 10 meetings — France had won all of them.
The day after winning the UEFA EURO 2016, Portugal received a rapturous reception in Lisbon, with the nation’s president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa leading the tributes to Fernando Santos’s side.
“You won with courage, determination, fighting spirit and humility,” said the president of Portugal, as Fernando Santos, Cristiano Ronaldo and the team brought the Henri Delaunay Trophy home.
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