“Euro 2016 Champion Portugal” Eder’s extra-time strike!
Hence the another most discuss football championship after FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 ends after a one-month continued drama which kicked off on 10th June and finished 10th July presenting us a fresh winner. Portugal being the strike for the first time in the past of Euros in this format.
Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s knee injury that forces him to walk out of the finals early, the Portuguese club, however, keeps their courage to put up a splendid appearance versus the hosts France, who supposed to be the preferences. Coming in as the late next half replacement for Renato Sanches, Eder’s superb extra-time strike settle Portugal a 1-0 victory.
The UEFA European Championship or the Euros, is the famous alliance football competition challenged by the men’s national teams of the member countries of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), to choose the winner of Europe. Continue at regular periods since 1960, it was originally named the UEFA European Nations Cup, switching to the UEFA EURO in the year 1968. The champions of the first ever winner were the Soviet Union, who beat Yugoslavia 2–1 in Paris, through extra time.
Beginning with the 1996 tournament held in France, had four teams battling in the main association boards out of 17 that enrol the game.This year’s format saw 24 teams competing in the central group stages to go through to the finals.
The 15 European Championship tournaments have won by ten different nations: Germany and Spain have won three titles each, France has two, and the Soviet Union, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, and Portugal have won one title each. Spain is the only country to have won successive titles, doing such in 2008 and 2012.
Here is the list of finalists and the venues :
|1964||SPAINSOVIET UNION||SOVIET UNION||MADRID,SPAIN|
|1972||WEST GERMANY||SOVIET UNION||BRUSSELS,BELGIUM|
|1980||WEST GERMANY||BELGIUM||ROME ,ITALY|
|1988||NETHERLANDS||SOVIET UNION||MUNICH,WEST GERMANY|
- UEFA EURO 2016 GOLDEN BOOT : Antoine Griezmann (France) 6 goals
- UEFA EURO 2016 PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT : Antoine Griezmann (France)
- UEFA EURO 2016 YOUNG PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT : Renato Sanches (Portugal) (18 yrs 328 days)
UEFA EURO 2016 TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT
- Rui Patrício (Portugal)
- Joshua Kimmich (Germany)
- Jérôme Boateng (Germany)
- Pepe (Portugal)
- Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal)
- Toni Kroos (Germany)
- Joe Allen (Wales)
- Antoine Griezmann (France)
- Aaron Ramsey (Wales)
- Dimitri Payet (France)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
This team picked by UEFA’s 13-members board of professional observers attend by UEFA leading special director Ioan Lupescu , counting Sir Alex Ferguson, Alain Giresse, David Moyes, Packie Bonner, Mixu Paatelainen, Savo Milošević, Peter Rudbæk, Gareth Southgate, Thomas Schaaf, Jean-François Domergue, Gines Melendez and Jean-Paul Brigger.