Photos: Portugal wins Euro 2016 as Swansea Flop Eder scores winning goal

Cristiano Ronaldo holds aloft the Henri Delaunay Trophy after Portugal defeated tournament hosts France to win Euro 2016The Portugal captain and his team-mates cheer with delight after beating France 1-0 in extra-time at the Stade de FrancePortugal striker Eder wrote his name in footballing history as his strike gave his country victory at Euro 2016A poor final to end a modest tournament. Perhaps it is fitting, therefore, that its winners – via an extra-time goal from a former Swansea striker – are a team who finished third in their group and lifted the trophy having won just one game out of seven in 90 minutes.

Portugal deserve credit for their pluck, but that is about it. They lost their captain and best player Cristiano Ronaldo to a knee injury midway through the first half. Caused by a challenge from Dimitri Payet, it was bad luck but nothing more. It was a firm challenge by the West Ham player but not a foul.

After that Portugal simply hung on and hoped they may get a break. They didn’t. They hoped that they may get to extra-time. They did and then somehow they won it.Kingsley Coman (centre) was a threat for France when he came on for Payet as he was hauled down by William Carvalho hereIn injury time, Giroud's substitute Andre-Pierre Gignac looked to have won it for France but his effort struck the base of the postSissoko tries his luck from distance with this ferocious drive but it was beaten away by PatricioThe Euro 2016 hosts were given a scare when Lloris misjudged a Nani cross into the box late onDimitri Payet's tackle on the Real Madrid man was forceful but the Frenchman won the ballThe 31-year-old's pain was evident for all to see after a firm challenge from Payet causes damage to his left kneePayet's tackle on the Real Madrid man was forceful but the Frenchman won the ballThe first real chance of note for Portugal came after five minutes when Nani broke the French defensive line but could only fire overSource:

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