Thank you for joining us throughout Euro 2016. It didn't always sparkle, but even the worst tournament produces some magic moments and this was no exception. Portugal might not have been the best team throughout... but they showed incredible fight and teamwork. Congratulations Portugal!
- E.T 2nd Half
- E.T 1st Half
- 2nd Half
- João Mário62'
- 1st Half
- Cristiano RonaldoQuaresma25'
Portugal - France
Euro 2016 - 11 July 2016
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CRISTIANO RONALDO LIFTS THE EURO 2016 TROPHY! Portugal are champions of Europe for the first time!
The Portuguese players have received their medals, and wait expectantly for Cristiano Ronaldo to lift the trophy.
Fernando Santos leads Portugal up - Ronaldo's knee is now heavily strapped and he can barely make it up there... but it's not like anyone will be stopping him.
Deschamps collects a chrome plaque, and looks just as emotionally shattered as his players.
France go up disconsolately for their medals. Koscielny and Pogba among those to take them off straight away. Devastated.
Up go the officials to collect their medals - a disappointingly quiet performance from Mark Clattenburg, who did well.
Here's the moment of glory for Portugal... and of desolation for France.
Tears on the pitch as Portugal celebrate - we see their name being engraved on the Portugal. Meanwhile somebody comes on to give a shirtless Ronaldo a replacement jersey!
- End of E.T 2nd Half
Hosts France are beaten in extra time by Eder's long range drive. Portugal win their first major tournament despite the early injury to Ronaldo.
FT: PORTUGAL ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!!
It drops to Martial... his volley is blocked and the flag is up. Portugal have surely done it now!
Time almost up for France's dream. The first of two minutes of added time has been played!
Portugal trying to play keep ball in the corner now. So close to a first major international trophy.
The winning goal?
Ronaldo tapping his watch on the sideline. He's like Portugal's coach alright! France set for heartache it seems.
Nani jinks down the right and drills a low ball to the far post where Sagna gets vital touch on it to divert it away.
France pushing but it's not happening for them...
The beauty of football in a nutshell.
Portugal break... Quaresma can put Nani clean through... but he overcooks the pass and the forward is forced wide. France survive.
Pepe nods behind for a corner after Patricio seemed set to claim.
France pressing... Portugal standing firm.
- OffMoussa SissokoFrance
- OnAnthony MartialFrance
Man United's Anthony Martial is on to try and save this for France now!
Desperate times for France now. Can they rescue this?
GOAL!!!! Portugal are ahead. Eder turns well and holds off his man before letting fly from 25 yards that flashes into the bottom corner.
Guerreiro steps up and curves the 25-yard free kick against the crossbar. France hack it to safety. Let off for the hosts.
- Yellow cardLaurent KoscielnyFrance
Koscielny booked for handling 25 yards from his own goal. It hit the arm of Eder... How controversial could this be?
A Portugal free kick 50 yards out is hoisted to the far post but Fonte can't make anything of it.
- E.T 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Portugal restart the second period of ET.
- End of E.T 1st Half
HT in ET: France 0-0 Portugal. Penalties looming...
CLOSE! Eder rises to meet the right-wing corner but sees his header batted away by Lloris.
Portugal with a corner... Can they sneak it here?
Sissoko hangs a cross towards the left side of the area for Gignac but it's overcooked. Portugal almost through the first period of ET.
Another corner to France... Will the pressure pay off in the end... Not this time. It's a poor corner from the right by Griezmann.
Gignac's persistence wins a corner on the left. Griezmann's delivery is nodded clear. Portugal digging deep and doing enough defensively.
- Yellow cardWilliam CarvalhoPortugal
The bookings coming thick and fast now. Carvalho the latest for hacking the marauding Coman down.
Could he be the hero of a shoot-out too?
- Yellow cardBlaise MatuidiFrance
Matuidi booked. Stop-start. Just what Portugal want as they bid to get to spot kicks...
So close - Gignac beats Rui Patricio but not the post.
Pepe heads Quaresma's lovely free kick just wide - but he is flagged offside! Scary moment for the French crowd!
Anyone expecting much from ET? Should we just fast forward to penalties?
Good memory! Portugal's name on the cup after the let off?
- E.T 1st Half
KICK OFF! France get the first of extra time underway.
VIDEO: Gignac's big moment...
- End of 2nd Half
FT: France 0-0 Portugal. Gignac so close to winning it for France. Portugal defending well and hanging on. Into ET we go.
OFF THE POST! So close for France. Gignac wriggles free in the area and hits a scuffed shot that smacks against the near post and rolls across the goalmouth. No-one can react to tuck it home.
France still with most of the ball.. it's not happening though.
Three minutes added.
MOTM currently a toss up between Sissoko and Patricio.
VIDEO: Sissoko's screamer.
Sissoko turns into space and tries to release Griezmann but he overcooks the pass... Extra time looms...
Gignac weaves in from the right but sees his 20-yard strike well blocked.
France running out a time to get this done in normal time. Anxious faces around the Stade de France...
Sissoko with another strong piece of play, bursting forward and forcing a smart save out of Patricio with a 20 yard piledriver.
Portugal fans were celebrating that first shot a few minutes ago... Will it get even better? They seem to have realised France are offering little.
VIDEO: Lloris scare.
Nani has a shot from range but Lloris is behind it. Portugal looking like they have belief here.
- Yellow cardSamuel UmtitiFrance
Booking for Umtiti.
Crazy goalkeeping from Lloris as he flaps at a Nani cross. The rebound comes back at him but the Spurs keeper is relieved to be able to recover and pluck Quaresma's overhead attempt out of the air.
A deep cross from the left sees Sissoko arrive at the far post but it takes a nick off a Portuguese head, hits the Newcastle man and bounces out. Sums up the night.
- OffRenato SanchesPortugal
PORTUGAL CHANGE: Sanches off, Eder on.
- OffOlivier GiroudFrance
- OnAndré-Pierre GignacFrance
FRANCE SUB: Giroud off, Giognac on.
Coman dances free down the left but Giroud and Griezmann get in each other's way as they try to turn home his cutback!
STAT: France are unbeaten in their last 18 major tournament games played on home soil, winning 16 and drawing two. Their last defeat dates back to July 1960 in the inaugural European Championships against Czechoslovakia (0-2).
SAVE! Patricio denies France again. This time it's Giroud who pulls free on the left of the area but his low drive from a tough angle is well beaten away after a lovely pass from Coman.
Antoine Griezmann reacts to a missed chance
Portugal have lost their two games at the Stade de France, both against the French national team (0-4 in April 2001, 1-2 in October 2014).
STAT: Portugal have conceded only one goal in their last five knockout games at the European Championships, it was against Poland in this year’s quarter-finals.
Coman bursts into the area. He takes a touch under a challenge and stays on his feet. He is forced wide and can't pick anyone out with the cutback. Corner... it comes to nothing.
France struggling to force the issue.
Umtiti flicks a dangerous free kick to the back post for France, but there is no-one there to turn it into an opening.
Still plenty of time, but why does it feel like this is definitely heading to extra time!?
VIDEO: Griezmann grimaces after glaring miss.
Looking back at that Griezmann chance.. the man of the tournament with a simple enough header. In the context of this match that was simple huge.
- OffAdrien SilvaPortugal
- OnJoão MoutinhoPortugal
PORTUGAL SUB: Silva off, Moutinho on.
MASSIVE CHANCE! Coman delivers a pinpoint cross from the left for Griezmann who somehow contrives to nod over the top from relatively close range.
Why France should still be confident... The French national team are unbeaten at the Stade de France in major tournaments (5 wins & 1 draw at World Cup 1998/Euro 2016). They have scored 11 goals in three games at the St Denis stadium in 2016.
The symmetry... The Ronaldo curse.
- Yellow cardJoão MárioPortugal
Joao Mario booked for tripping Giroud.
For a poor tournament? Seems to be the general view.
Remembering Euro 96!
Can Griezmann be the difference once more? He's scored/assisted more goals than any other player at Euro 2016 (6 goals, 2 assists). He has the opportunity to become the third French player to finish as sole top scorer at a major tournament after Just Fontaine (World Cup 1958) and Michel Platini (1984).
Couldn't agree more...
Coman straight into the thick of the action. The Bayern man plays in Griezmann on the left of the area and the striker tests Patricio with a low drive.
- OffDimitri PayetFrance
- OnKingsley ComanFrance
France change: Payet off, Coman on.
Joao Mario bursts forward on the left and sees his dangerous cross diverted behind by Samuel Umtiti. The resulting corner is also cleared. A warning sign for France that this is no where near in the bag.
A very poor second period so far, it's fair to say...
Thoughts on Pogba? Lots of talk about a £100m move! Is he that good?
A cross from the left is nodded clear to Pogba who rifles wide with a first-time volley.
Patricio comes and claims Griezmann's delivery at the second attempt. Perhaps fortunate there weren't any French players where he initially spilled it.
Meanwhile, back on the pitch Sissoko continues to cause problems. Corner kick to the hosts...
Moths + Ronaldo = Twitter in overdrive.
Save of the match so far?
France probe and Payet gets a sight of goal on the edge of the box... but Pepe makes a brilliant challenge to touch it away from him.
STAT: In major tournaments, Portugal have only lost one of their last 13 games, that was against Germany in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup.
PHOTO: THE picture that tells the story so far...
DID YOU KNOW? Portugal have lost five out of five games against host nations at the Euros/World Cup (England 1966, France 1984, South Korea 2002, Germany 2006 and Switzerland 2008).
- 2nd Half
France restart the final.
- End of 1st Half
HT: France 0-0 Portugal. The hosts have been on top with Griezmann and Sissoko going close. The major talking point sees Ronaldo go off injured after a clash of knees with Payet.
The story of the first half...
Joao Mario curves a right-foot delivery in from the left but Nani can't get near it and it flies harmlessly out of play.
Play resumes. One last chance for someone to launch an attack...
Evra and Quaresma receiving treatment following a clash.
A cracking Ronaldo stat via Opta... Two minutes added at the end of the half.
The legendary Luis Figo caught yawning in the crowd by a TV close up. Sums it up. It's been a half that hasn't quite ignited.
Sissoko now the talk of Twitter, just shading the injured Ronaldo... We need a goal!
DID YOU KNOW? Portugal are unbeaten in their 13 competitive fixtures under Fernando Santos (W9, D4). Eight of those nine wins were decided by a single goal.
Better from Portugal. They break forward and win a corner. It's worked short but Pepe can't quite get to the left-wing cross.
Payet shoots... blocked. All hands to the pump for Portugal.
France wondering how they are not in front right now...
Bale with the public show of solidarity for his Real teammate...
Ha ha, quality!
DID YOU KNOW? Portugal’s last victory against France dates back to April 1975, in a friendly (2-0). They have only scored one goal in their last four games against the French national team, a penalty by Ricardo Quaresma in October 2014.
- Yellow cardCédricPortugal
First booking goes to Portugal's Cedric.
Another chance for France... Sissoko turns superbly and fires in a strike from the left of the area but sees his shot pushed away by Patricio.
France still the side looking the more likely...
Lots of peeps paying tribute to Ronaldo!
VIDEO: Farewell Ronaldo.
Portugal get it clear and Southampton's Cedric Soares does well to avert the danger.
Sissoko charging down the right. He gets to the byline but sees his attempted cutback blocked.
STAT: This is France’s fifth major tournament final. They have won three of their previous four (Euro 1984 & 2000, World Cup 1998), losing the last one they were involved in (World Cup 2006). You'd fancy them even more here now that Ronaldo has gone.
Portugal looking to be positive. Joao Mario rises at the far post but can only knock his header down from the right-wing cross. Lloris gathers.
- OffCristiano RonaldoPortugal
- OnRicardo QuaresmaPortugal
What odds Portugal to win minus Ronaldo?
Ronaldo is off. Quaresma is on to replace him. A sad moment. You want to see the best players in the biggest matches.
Ronaldo hands the captain's armband to Nani. He's going to be carried off on a stretcher.
Ronaldo has signalled to the bench. He's going off.
Payet drifts a left-wing corner into the mix but Patricio comes into the pack of players and hangs on well. Solid keeping.
Sissoko rampages at a gap in the Portugal defence and drills a deflected shot just wide.
Ronaldo is BACK! The Real Madrid man has received the magic sponge and will give it a go. How long will he last?
Will this be one of the defining images of the final?
Ronaldo receiving more treatment on the touchline... A last-ditch bid to keep him on.. it looks like it will be in vain... play continues with Portugal down to 10.
Tears... Ronaldo is crying. He's sitting on the pitch. It looks like he's going to have to go off! HUGE moment in this match.
Twitter firmly on Ronaldo watch right now... still hobbling...
DID YOU KNOW? Didier Deschamps could become the second person to win the European Championships as a player and as a manager after Berti Vogts (unused sub in 1972, winning manager in 1996). Deschamps was the winning captain for France at World Cup 1998 and Euro 2000.
DID YOU KNOW? Griezmann’s six goals at Euro 2016 is the most by a French player in a major tournament since Michel Platini at Euro 1984 (9 goals).
Ronaldo STILL hobbling. He would be a HUGE loss if he has to go off...
VIDEO: Patricio saves Portugal
Griezmann so close to goal number seven for the tournament there...
The corner from the left flank is met by a header but Patricio is there to gather.
SAVE! Griezmann sees his looping header tipped over the top after a floated ball caught Portugal's defence out.
Play resumes with Ronaldo on the touchline grimacing. He should be okay to continue.
Heart in mouth time for Portugal fans. Ronaldo goes down after Payet caught him with his knee.
Griezmann pulls free on the left of the box but drills a shot well wide of the near post as the angle narrowed. France knocking on the door. Portugal looking nervy in defence.
France respond with more pressure but Moussa Sissoko smashes a volley over the bar from 25 yards.
A long, diagonal ball over the top puts Nani clear but the forward lashes a long-range attempt over the top under pressure from defenders scuttling to get back at him.
France looking very lively early doors.
England's Mark Clattenburg with the honour of refereeing tonight's showpiece final.
A quick recap on the teams. Portugal make two changes from their last-four win over Wales. Pepe returns at centre-back and William Carvalho comes back in as anchor man following his one-match ban. France are unchanged from their 2-0 victory over world champions Germany.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Here we go, the 51st and final match of this tournament. It's the hosts France against Portugal. France are aiming for a third title on home turf in 32 years while the dark horses of the past couple of decades, Portugal will be hoping this is finally their time to triumph. Portugal get us up and running.
The appetiser before the main course...
WILL RONALDO SURPASS PLATINI? Ronaldo has now equalled Michel Platini’s record of nine goals in the European Championships. He could move clear with a strike tonight - but he has never scored against France (234 minutes of play and counting).
STAT: France are the top scorers at Euro 2016 with 13 goals in six games. They hadn’t netted that many in a major tournament since Euro 2000 (13).
The trophy seems much bigger in person...
DID YOU KNOW? This is Portugal’s second major tournament final after Euro 2004 which they lost against Greece (0-1) – however, it’s their first final outside Portugal. In the 2004 showpiece, they conceded from Greece’s only shot on target in the whole game.
What are the major talking points heading into the final? Here are four things to ponder as we approach kick off...
Will it be Ronaldo's night? Here's what the Real Madrid superstar told Euro2016.com: "They are, in my opinion, favourites because they are playing at home and that's a big advantage. The whole country is going to support them, but it's a final and anything can happen. We're going to be prepared and we're going to be difficult to beat. Since the tournament started nobody has beaten us, and I hope France aren't going to beat us either.... [On the idea of lifting a major trophy with Portugal] It's something that I always dreamed of. It would be a huge achievement if I could win something with Portugal."
Great quotes from Fernando Santos, Portugal: "I'm ugly by nature and I don't mind if I'm even uglier. I judge my team by whether we play well or badly, not by whether we are pretty or ugly... At some point they will have to say that Portugal had the merit of dismantling our opponents. They keep saying that merits belong not to Portugal but our opponents such as Iceland. Portugal always have a game plan, an attacking game plan and a defensive game plan. We know we aren't the best in the world, but we also know that it will be difficult for anyone to beat us. We have been an excellent team on the pitch who are sometimes pleasant to watch and sometimes less pleasant to watch. Portugal have done what we have to do, without worrying whether we have been pretty or ugly but instead worrying about whether we have been good or bad."
Didier Deschamps, France: "When I accepted this job, it was not just to take part, it was to live moments like this one. The best place is on the pitch. There is a certain frustration at not being on it with my boots on but I can't do that anymore.... It's an exceptional moment because there's a title at stake but you must not think too much about it. What you need to do is approach it as relaxed as possible while being at the same time totally focused on the match."
An incredible atmosphere is building in Paris.
WORTH A READ: Would a Portugal success reflect badly upon the overall calibre of the tournament?
Will it come down to a shoot-out between Ronaldo and Griezmann?
So, who will get their hands on this tonight? Ronaldo and Portugal? Or Lloris and France?
Images of Mothgate! The culprit? Floodlights being left on last night!
A big night for this teenager: Renato Sanches (18y 326d) will be the youngest player ever to play in Euros final. Generations (via Opta).
Players, fans and media would have turned up at the Stade de France ready for most things - but not moths!
DID YOU KNOW? This will be the fourth meeting between Portugal and France in a major tournament. The French have won the previous three, all in semi-finals (Euro 1984, Euro 2000, World Cup 2006).
UEFA teamsheet in all of its glory.
Another must-read piece via Eurosport's Tom Adams.
After starring for Wales during their historic run to the last four, Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has sent a Twitter to his Portuguese teammates via Twitter.
Some great articles on the site leading up to this final - here's one via former England and Manchester United defender, Paul Parker.
Can you imagine an England set-up getting an open top bus ready so brazenly before a tournament final?
Resignation speeches, yes... glory buses, definitely not...
The historical precedents for this clash favour France, who have a fine record against the Portuguese in major tournaments having enjoyed several semi-final wins over them.
The atmosphere has been hotting up in Paris...
As you can see there, no big surprises in the line-ups for the match - Pepe is back for Portugal having missed the semi-final against Wales with injury, while France stick with the same starting XI that they used in the semi-final. That means Umtiti and Sissoko - two players who were nowhere near the starting line-up a few weeks ago - will take to the Stade de France turf from the start.
TEAMS ARE IN!
France: Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi; Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud.
Portugal: Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; William, Adrien, Joao Mario, Sanches; Ronaldo, Nani.
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