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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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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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Belgium in awe as Hazard turns on Euro 2016 style

Toulouse, FRANCE | AFP | Eden Hazard could eclipse his “difficult” season with Chelsea by taking Euro 2016 by storm, according to Axel Witsel. Hazard struggled to make his mark for Belgium as they finished runner-up place in Group E behind Italy. But in a man-of-the-match performance against Hungary in …

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