The hosts and favourites France had the chance to bring the European Championships crown back again as they took on Portugal at Stade de France in St Denis.

The Portuguese may have conquered Wales in the semi-finals but they had been singularly unimpressive before that, managing to progress to the last four without having won a game inside 90 minutes.

France, on the other hand, had only settled and strengthened as the tournament has progressed, with stars like Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann now hitting their stride at the right time.

A dull final, not helped by the departure through injury of teary Cristiano Ronaldo, was eventually won in extra time by a well-struck effort from Swansea flop Eder, crushing French dreams and crowning the Portuguese as unlikely winners.

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