Portugal, under manager Fernando Santos, won the European Championship after beating host-nation and hot favourites France 1-0 in the final with an extra time goal from Eder. The result was all the more remarkable as their inspirational player Cristiano Ronaldo left the field injured after 20 minutes.It was a satisfying result for Portugal who over the years have lost in the 2004 final to Greece and at the semi-final stage three times. After three draws in the group stages, Portugal became stronger as the tournament progressed. 

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