It has finally happened, Portugal have finally done it. Portugal FC have won the Euro 2016 Championship award yesterday on July 10, 2016, Sunday. This is Portugal’s first Euro 2016 championship award, they have never reached a final before. Nobody was really expecting Portugal to win after fan favorite Cristiano Ronaldo was injured by Dimitri Payet in the 24th minute of the first half, but it all changed in the 2nd half of the extra time when substitute Eder scored. The minute Eder entered, he showed his skills, causing him to bring a bright smile on Portugal fans, Coach and teammates faces when he scored a goal which was amazing. It was Eder’s first goal and the most important one, because if he had not scored then it would have been very difficult for the team to win. Because of the team effort, the dream became a reality, thanks to Eder’s last minute goal.
When Cristiano couldn’t continue playing after the pain got the best of him, he was taken out in a stretcher with tears in his eyes. His team didn’t relinquish and made an extra effort to ensure that they win the match. It wasn’t easy in the 100 minute time they played, as France’s possession was much better then theirs and so were their attempts. Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio didn’t let the France players succeed, when they made some attempts to score. France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris tried his best too, by saving most of the goals, but in the end, Eder got the best of him, with his brilliant goal, Hugo dived full stretch but still failed to stop Eder from scoring. Eder is now known as the hero of Portugal and is trendling worldwide big time on the social media networks, just like Mario Gotze when he scored a goal against Argentina in FIFA World Cup 2014 assisting his team in winning the championship title.
Portugal were in the euros before including Euro 2004 where they reached the semi-final, but were defeated by Greece. After 12 years of a heartbreak defeat, Portugal have claimed the title of Euro 2016 Championship at the Stade de France by beating the host. France couldn’t believe it with some taking it the hard way. They thought this will be their 3rd Euro champion trophy after winning two in the past The first time France won the trophy was in Euro 1984 at host where they beat Spain 2-0 and after that again in 2000, when they beat Italy 2-1 not at host this time. In 2016, they were expecting to win their 3rd trophy but they didn’t instead Portugal won their 1st Euro 2016 award beat France at host. It explains why the fans and their family members were left in tears. Both team played their level best, but in the end it was Portugal’s turn to lift the trophy and the coach and the captain were more than happy to do it. After lifting the trophy, Cristiano was awarded a Silver Boot for scoring 3 goals and assisting thrice. Golden boot went to Antoine Griezmann for scoring 6 goals and assisting twice, Bronze boot went to Olivier Giroud for scoring 3 goals and assisting twice. The Young Player of the Tournament award went to Renato Sanches.
Cr7 gave his Silver Boot which he won at Euro 2016 to his teammate and good friend Luis Nani as a gift, which Luis happily accepted. Ronaldo has a very big heart.