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Portugal stun France 1-0 in Euro 2016 final

Paris, France | AFP | Portugal won their first European Championship title on Sunday after a low drive from striker Eder in extra-time gave them a 1-0 victory over France despite the absence of injured superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Eder’s goal came after Andre-Pierre Gignac almost gave France victory in added …

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Euro fever grips France, Portugal as final looms

Paris, France | AFP | Patriotic fervour gripped Euro 2016 hosts France and Portugal on Friday with Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo cast as the rival superheros ahead of the tournament final. France saw a return to the feverish days of 1998 when Zinedine Zidane guided the country to a …

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Classic France-Germany clashes

Marseille, France | AFP | France beat Germany in the Euro 2016 semi-final on Thursday for their first win over their neighbours at a major tournament since 1958. Here are the classic France v Germany matches: France 2 Germany 0European Championship semi-final, July 7, 2016Two years after losing to Germany …

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Griezmann double puts France into Euro final

Marseille, France | AFP | Antoine Griezmann scored twice Thursday as France beat world champions Germany 2-0 to seal a place in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal. Having converted a controversial first-half penalty for Bastian Schweinsteiger’s handball, Griezmann put the result beyond doubt with a sweetly struck second half …

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Ronaldo ends Wales’s Euro fairytale with record goal

Lyon, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo made European Championship history as Portugal ended Wales’s extraordinary Euro 2016 journey with a 2-0 semi-final win on Wednesday that sent them into the final.   Party time for #POR. ? #PORWAL #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/pjVlYlHjOi — UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 6, 2016 In …

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Ruthless France ends Iceland’s Euro 2016 dream run

Paris, France | AFP | Olivier Giroud scored two goals and set up another as the Euro 2016 hosts France thrashed Iceland 5-2 on Sunday to set up a semi-final clash against world champions Germany. Giroud fired France ahead after just 12 minutes at a rain-drenched Stade de France with …

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PENALTIES: Germany beat Italy 6-5 to storm semis

  Bordeaux, FRANCE | AFP | Germany beat Italy 6-5 on penalties in the Euro 2016 quarter-final Saturday. They play either France or Iceland in the semifinals.   Penalties will decide the third team into the #EURO2016 final four.#GER or #ITA? #GERITA pic.twitter.com/mwHhvuZgG6 — UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 2, …

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Five key moments in Wales 3 Belgium 1

Lille, FRANCE | AFP | Wales qualified for their first ever major tournament semi-final in their debut at the European Championship by coming from behind to beat Belgium 3-1 in Lille on Friday. A mouthwatering semi-final meeting with Portugal will see Welsh star Gareth Bale go up against his Real …

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Ronaldo’s ‘dream’ still alive after shootout win

Marseille, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo took his “dream” of an international title another step closer when Portugal beat Poland in a penalty shootout to reach the European Championship semi-finals. Robert Lewandowski scored barely 100 seconds into the latest night of Euro 2016 drama before Portugal unleashed the player …

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Ronaldo vs Lewandowski kicks off Euro quarter finals

Marseille, France | AFP | The Euro 2016 quarter finals start Thursday with Cristiano Ronaldo seeking a new step towards his first international title when Portugal take on Poland in Marseille. In the battle of Europe’s top strikers, Poland will be counting on Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski to deaden the …

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