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Portugal beats France 1-0 in final and crowns champions of Euro 2016 - VIDEO

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Baku. 11 July. REPORT.AZ/ France had the better chances in Sunday's Euro 2016 final with Portugal, who played on without injured star Cristiano Ronaldo, but the tie went into extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes. In the 108th minute of the extra time, Eder scored for Portugal, bringing the score to 1-0. After 12 minutes of heavy play, the team made Ronaldo's dream real and became the champions, Report informs.

Substitute Andre-Pierre Gignac hit the post in injury-time while Antoine Griezmann missed a good opportunity on 66 minutes when he headed over a brilliant cross from substitute Kingsley Coman.

The Bayern Munich winger also set up Olivier Giroud for a shot well-saved by Rui Patricio, who later did well to keep out a piledriver from Moussa Sissoko.

In the first half, tournament top-scorer Griezmann and Sissoko both forced Portugal keeper Patricio into impressive saves while after the break France stopper Hugo Lloris reacted sharply to palm away a cross from Nani.

Portugal's hopes of a first-ever major title suffered a blow as Ronaldo went off with an apparent left knee problem midway through the first half after a jarring eighth-minute tackle from Dimitri Payet.

The match started after David Guetta and Zara Larsson again performed the tournament theme song 'This One's For You' at the closing ceremony. Dignitaries attending include Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, French President Francois Hollande and FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

Around 300 million people have been estimated to watch the game on television worldwide.

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