Tag Archives: EURO 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best Player in Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award for 2015/16

Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Best Player of Europe following the Champions League draw ceremony on Thursday. European football’s governing body whittled a shortlist of 10 down to Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann. Ronaldo, who won after the 2013-14 season, joined Barcelona star Lionel Messi as the ...

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EURO 2016: Renato Sanches named Young Player of the Tournament


Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches has been named as SOCAR Young Player of the Tournament at UEFA EURO 2016. The award winner – open to all players born on or after 1 January 1994 – was chosen by the UEFA technical observers, led by UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu and including Sir Alex Ferguson and Alain Giresse. The accolade caps a sensational breakthrough ...

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EURO 2016: France forward Antoine Griezmann wins Golden Boot


France forward Antoine Griezmann may have drawn a blank in the 1-0 final loss to Portugal but he did win the UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Golden Boot ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Olivier Giroud. Griezmann, who finished with six finals goals, opened his EURO account with a 90th-minute effort against Albania on matchday two. However, it was during the knockout ...

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Portugal win EURO 2016


Portugal beat France 1-0 after extra time to win maiden major tournament Substitute Éder scores long-range 109th-minute winner – his first ever competitive goal Captain and all-time record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo goes off after 25 minutes Both teams – André-Pierre Gignac and Raphael Guerreiro – denied by the woodwork France’s first tournament defeat on home soil in 19 games, since ...

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EURO 2016: Griezmann double takes France into final


Hosts France beat world champions Germany to reach UEFA EURO 2016 final Antoine Griezmann scores from spot after Bastian Schweinsteiger’s handball (45+2) Striker prods in his sixth goal of tournament to clinch win (72) France will play Portugal in Sunday’s final at Stade de France France will have the chance to emulate their 1984 European champions after two assured Antoine ...

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Portugal reach EURO final as Wales fairy tale ends


Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani score two in four minutes as Portugal triumph Portugal will face either France or Germany in Sunday’s final at Saint-Denis Ronaldo equals Michel Platini’s record of nine EURO finals goals Portugal, runners-up at UEFA EURO 2004, through to only second major final Ronaldo becomes first man to appear in three EURO semi-finals Cristiano Ronaldo scored one ...

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EURO 2016 Semi-final preview: Portugal v Wales


Proven pedigree meets the darkest of dark horses on Wednesday when Portugal take on Wales with a place in Sunday’s UEFA EURO 2016 final at stake. Portugal tackle Wales in Lyon for a place in the final The winners will face either France or Germany at the Stade de France on Sunday This is Wales’s first major semi-final; Portugal have ...

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Vicente del Bosque calls time on Spain reign


Vicente del Bosque has called time on his glorious eight-year spell in charge of Spain, in the wake of his team’s unsuccessful UEFA European Championship title defence. “I will continue my duties until my contract runs out on 31 July and then I’m leaving. My decision is irreversible,” the 65-year-old said, the holders having been knocked out of UEFA EURO ...

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EURO 2016: Germany finally defeat Italy to stride into semis


Germany win quarter-final 6-5 on penalties after 1-1 draw in Bordeaux Kevin Hector slots clinching spot kick after Matteo Darmian miss in 18-penalty shoot-out Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Bastian Schweinsteiger unable to convert for Germans Simone Zaza, Graziano Pellè, Leonardo Bonucci also fail from spot for Azzurri Germany overcome Italy for first time in nine major finals meetings Özil opens scoring ...

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EURO 2016: Remarkable Wales shock Belgium to reach semis


Wales confirmed themselves as the cinderella act of UEFA EURO 2016 with a 3-1 quarter-final victory over a much-touted Belgium side. Chris Coleman’s unheralded outfit bounced back from Radja Nainggolen’s fine 13th-minute opener to level through Ashley Williams and then streak clear with Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes goals that bookended a scarcely believable second-half story. It was Belgium who ...

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