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Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo vies with Mexico’s defender Hector Moreno  during the  Confederations Cup  match in Kazan on Sunday. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Anybody looking for answers to the thorny issue of Cristiano Ronaldo’s future will have found few clues here, but if Portugal needed reassurance of hi(...)

Ireland are now ranked 31st in the world. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland are up two places in the latest Fifa World Rankings to 31st - still three places below the North. Having beaten Italy to secu(...)

Portugal’s  Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates were welcomed home to Lisbon by thousands of supporters following their Euro 2016 final win over France. Photograph: Patricial De Melo/AFP/Getty

Uefa is set to stick with the 24-team European Championship format for the foreseeable future after what is seen to have been a successful tournament (...)

Eder  scores the winning goal for Portugal during the Euro 2016 final against France. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

All hail Ederzito Antonio Macedo Lopes, the improbable king of Europe. How fitting that a tournament where the underdog prospered ended with the most (...)

 Antoine Griezmann arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday morning. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Getty Images

Euro 2016 came to an end on Sunday night with Portugal springing a surprise with victory over hosts France in Sunday’s final. On Monday Uefa’s 13-str(...)

 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Eder celebrate their team’s victory in Stade de France. Photograph: EPA

Eder barely made an imprint during his ill-fated spell at Swansea, but the striker has left an indelible mark on Portuguese football after scoring the(...)

 Eder holds the Euro 2016 trophy before leaving Marcoussis on Monday morning. Photograph: EPA

Portugal are celebrating their first-ever title after shocking Euro 2016 hosts France, leaving coach Fernando Santos proud of the strength and unity s(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo in a slightly better mood after Portugal’s 1-0 win over France in extra time. Photograph: Afp

Fernando Santos and Didier Deschamps might have had major selection headaches for the final but they were in the ha’penny place next to the head-wreck(...)

Portugal celebrate their Euro 2016 victory. Photograph: Reuters

Dare one say it? The key to Portugal’s remarkable triumph over France in last night’s Euro 2016 final was the clear sensation that the winners Portuga(...)

Portugal celebrate Eder’s winner as Antoine Griezmann looks on at the Stade de France. Photograph: Epa

Now that it’s over we can admit it. Euro 2016 was a mediocre tournament, which culminated on Sunday night in a mediocre final and the coronation of a (...)

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