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Portugal become 'kings of Europe' as favourites France face dejection

Top pictures from the Euro 2016 final which was won by Portugal after injury forced their talisman Ronaldo to go off.
Updated Jul 11, 2016 03:05pm

PARIS: Substitute Eder's extra-time goal saw Portugal triumph 1-0 to stun France and finally win their first major international trophy in the Euro 2016 Championship final in Paris on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo cried twice on the occasion, once when he was stretchered off injured and again when he limped back on in joy after his teammates claimed a historic win over the hosts.

France's midfielder Paul Pogba (L) vies for the ball against Portugal's midfielder Joao Mario during the Euro 2016 final football match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. — AFP
France's midfielder Paul Pogba (L) vies for the ball against Portugal's midfielder Joao Mario during the Euro 2016 final football match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. — AFP

Paul Pogba reacts when the going gets tough for France in the last minutes of the match. — AFP
Paul Pogba reacts when the going gets tough for France in the last minutes of the match. — AFP

Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo lies on the pitch in pain. — AP
Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo lies on the pitch in pain. — AP

Ronaldo sits on the pitch dejected after a challenge by France's Dmitri Payet. — AP
Ronaldo sits on the pitch dejected after a challenge by France's Dmitri Payet. — AP

Ronaldo instructs his teammates along with team manager Fernando Santos after getting subbed off the pitch due to injury. — AFP
Ronaldo instructs his teammates along with team manager Fernando Santos after getting subbed off the pitch due to injury. — AFP

Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma makes an extravagant bicycle kick attempt on France's goal. — AP
Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma makes an extravagant bicycle kick attempt on France's goal. — AP

France skipper and goalkeeper Hugo Llloris forces an athletic save. — AFP
France skipper and goalkeeper Hugo Llloris forces an athletic save. — AFP

Portuguese fans, donned in their national colours, chant slogans to back their team. — AFP
Portuguese fans, donned in their national colours, chant slogans to back their team. — AFP

Portugal players celebrate after marksman Eder netted the winning goal. — AP
Portugal players celebrate after marksman Eder netted the winning goal. — AP

Portugal players run onto the pitch from the bench in celebration as France's Antoine Griezmann looks on. — AP
Portugal players run onto the pitch from the bench in celebration as France's Antoine Griezmann looks on. — AP

Sad French faces as the Les Bleus suffer a heartbreak in the final minutes of the Euro 2016. — AFP
Sad French faces as the Les Bleus suffer a heartbreak in the final minutes of the Euro 2016. — AFP

Kingsley Coman of France hides his face as Portugal players celebrate victory in the background. — AFP
Kingsley Coman of France hides his face as Portugal players celebrate victory in the background. — AFP

The new European Champions celebrate. — AFP
The new European Champions celebrate. — AFP

Ronaldo poses for a photo with Eder. — AFP
Ronaldo poses for a photo with Eder. — AFP

Portugal players toss their coach Fernando Santos up in the air in celebration. — AFP
Portugal players toss their coach Fernando Santos up in the air in celebration. — AFP

Portugal forward Luis Nani celebrates. — Reuters
Portugal forward Luis Nani celebrates. — Reuters

Portugal's goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and Portugal's defender Raphael Guerreiro celebrate. — AFP
Portugal's goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and Portugal's defender Raphael Guerreiro celebrate. — AFP

Ronaldo places his maiden European Championship trophy on his head. — AP
Ronaldo places his maiden European Championship trophy on his head. — AP

French president Francois Hollande at the venue of the Euro 2016 finale. — AFP
French president Francois Hollande at the venue of the Euro 2016 finale. — AFP

France players look on in dejection after losing the Euro 2016 final. — AFP
France players look on in dejection after losing the Euro 2016 final. — AFP

Portugal players and coach celebrate with the European Championship trophy. — AFP
Portugal players and coach celebrate with the European Championship trophy. — AFP

Portugal players pose with the Euro 2016 trophy. — AFP
Portugal players pose with the Euro 2016 trophy. — AFP