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Portugal crowned European champions

by Brendan de Beer, in Sport · 11-07-2016 00:54:00 · 9 Comments

Even without Cristiano Ronaldo, who was injured after a strong challenge early in the Euro 2016 final against France in Paris, Portugal were crowned champions of Europe.

Portugal crowned European champions

 

A super strike by substitute Edér was the difference between the two teams, who both hit the woodwork during the match.

 

Portugal are the only team to have not lost the in the tournament in regulation or extra time besides Poland - who were beaten on penalties by Portugal. The men in red showed once again that while their style was not to the liking of European football writers, it was the style that was required to win a major football tournament.

 

Whatever is written, Portugal will go down in history as the champions of the 2016 European championships – a feat they managed to achieve without Cristiano Ronaldo, proving to other teams that one or two great players do not win a trophy, but that a proud, inspired team, with a nation behind it, is what it takes to win the most coveted trophy in European football.

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Congrats!! Eder delivered when it matter the most. Well done team!! Keep you the good work guys!!
by Sydney Alvares from UK on 11-07-2016 10:20:00
Congratulations to the Portugeese Nation. The manager´s words:"wise as serpents harmless as doves",to me a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, captured the essence of the Team at play, in the context of the Portugeese Long History of Christianity.
It was good to see the goal scorer dubbed a flop in England, and an injured Christian Ronaldo get their Hands on the trophy. Two young men of contrasting football for their clubs less than one year ago in the same team as contenders and yes, Champions. It was never a one man Team. Congratulations!
Indeed it is the Lord Jesus Christ who said to his disciples:"be wise as serpents and harmless as doves". May the Christian remember to give thanks.
by Arnold Montrose Gumbs from Other on 11-07-2016 09:38:00
Brilliant
by Tom Bailey from UK on 11-07-2016 09:36:00
This us what dreams are made of. Thank you to the Portugal National Team. SO very happy that the dream has finally been realized. VIVA Portugal!!
by Anna Cameirao from Other on 11-07-2016 09:00:00
Viva Portugal! Viva Team! The Best Player of the team was the Coach Fernando Santos !!
Athens,Greece.
by nikos from Other on 11-07-2016 08:34:00
Greetings on Football team success, from Pakistan.
by Farrukh Saeed from Other on 11-07-2016 06:42:00
Congratulations to Portugal!
by James from Algarve on 11-07-2016 06:33:00
Congratulation to Portugal People....this is the destiny from your long effort...the match so interesting..i had been waiting it since long time,,,i searched for several time in order to not miss your match....once again congratulation You All.....
by wasis from Other on 11-07-2016 03:34:00
Graças a Jesus
Portugal Ganhou Euro 2016
felicitações Portugal
Bem-aventurado e histórico Dia
CR7 VOCÊ É O CAMPEÃO
Capitão finalmente você conseguiu isso a vitória é a sua de.

So Happy For Portugal May God Bless All

Love n Prayer's from INDIA (M.P-Indore)
by Shina Phillips from Other on 11-07-2016 02:33:00

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