Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal during Euro 2016 Semi-final against Wales at Stade de Lyon, in Lyon, France on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. An ecstatic Cristiano Ronaldo hailed Portugal’s Euro 2016 triumph as an “unforgettable” experience despite going off injured in the first half. Man-of-the-match Pepe dedicated Portugal’s win over France in the Euro 2016 final to Cristiano Ronaldo, saying: “We said that we’d win it for him.” Euro 2016 winners Portugal will move to sixth in the new FIFA World Ranking.
Hosts France are aiming to win their third European Championship on Sunday when they face Portugal in the Euro 2016 final with the outcome potentially hinging on the teams’ attacking talismans Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann. France, who has beaten Portugal in their last 10 confrontations since 1978, has previously lifted the trophy in 1984 and 2000.
Portugal will be out to spoil the French party by claiming a first major tournament trophy after their most recent final appearance ended in a bitter loss to Greece as hosts of Euro 2004.