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Portugal were crowned kings of Europe after beating France 1-0 after extra time at the Stade de France. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Portugal 1 France 0 (AET) Perhaps they won it for him in the end, the skipper who seemed hell bent of carrying his nation to a major title in the w(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo inspired his Portugal side to the final. Photograph: Reuters

Iceland: The fact Iceland were at the championships was one of the stories of the tournament. The fact they reached the quarter-finals and knocked ou(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe warm up ahead of Portugal’s training session at Centre National de Rugby in Marcoussis ahead of Sunday’s European Championship final against France in Paris. Photograph:  Regis Devignau/Reuters/Livepic

Pepe is set to return to the Portugal starting line-up for the European Championships final against France at the Stade the France on Sunday after tak(...)

France’s captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ducks down as he leaves a helicopter before  a press conference at the Stade de France ahead of the European Championship final against Portugal on Sunday night. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Didier Deschamps believes his players must seize the opportunity to write another chapter in French football history at the Stade de France on Sunday (...)

Scorer of both goals against Germany in the semi-final, Antoine Griezmann (number seven), celebrates with his France team-mates in Marseilles. Photograph: Getty.

Euro 2016 Final: France v Portugal, Stade de France, Sunday, 8.0pm (RTÉ 2, TV3, BBC, UTV) If the draw for this tournament suggested that the organi(...)

France’s Antoine Griezmann, center, celebrates with his team-mate Olivier Giroud and Moussa Sissoko after scoring his side’s second goal against Germany. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

Well, that was a treat. While it was highly lovely seeing the little teams do their plucky thing, this here encounter was a case of: now we’re whistli(...)

Portugal celebrate Nani’s goal in their 2-0 win over Wales in Lyon. Photograph: AP

Portugal 2 Wales 0 Portugal’s almost endless run of knock-out stage defeats doesn’t qualify for them for perennial bridesmaid status, so there will b(...)

Face-off: Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo meet each other as Wales take on Portugal in the first Euro 2016 semi-final in Paris. Photographs: Patricia De Melo Moreira/Emmanuel Dunand/AFP Photo/Getty Images

For those who like a good showdown story, the first semi-final could scarcely have been better set up had it involved two guys standing with Smith &am(...)

Portugal’s Renato Sanches keeps Poland’s Robert Lewandowski at arm’s length during their quarter-final tie at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Twelve years after Ronaldo sprang to prominence at Euro 2004, his young Portugal team-mate Renato Sanches is making the headlines here in France altho(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo will go toe-to-toe in Wednesday’s Euro 2016 semi-final between Wales and Portugal. Photo: Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo versus Gareth Bale, CR7 against Team GB, top dog against top-knot. In the days leading up to Portugal against Wales an outsider migh(...)

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