Portugal 1-0 France, wins the 2016 European Championship

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Portugal’s players celebrate after Eder scored during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Portugal wins the 2016 European Championship, after substitute Eder scored in extra time to give his team a 1-0 win over France.

Eder’s long-range shot that beat the despairing dive of France captain Hugo Lloris has sealed a first ever major tournament win for Portugal, beating the hosts despite losing captain Cristiano Ronaldo to a first-half injury.

Eder shook off Laurent Koscielny and fired a low, right-foot shot to break French hearts in the 109th minute after the match at the Stade de France had ended level at 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Ronaldo was taken off on a stretcher off in the 25th minute after he failed to recover from a heavy challenge by France’s attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet. He returned to sit on the bench, his left knee bandaged, and limped onto the pitch to encourage his teammates at the start of both periods of extra time.

Story by The Associated Press.

Mark Gray on Euro 2016 final

For more on Euro 2016 final, CCTV America’s Susan Roberts spoke to Mark Gray. He is the host and executive producer of The SportsGroove Radio Program.