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Summary

  1. PORTUGAL WIN EURO 2016
  2. Ex-Swansea striker Eder hits winner in extra time
  3. Tearful Ronaldo taken off injured on 25 mins
  4. France's Griezmann wins Golden Boot (six)

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye!

And that's a wrap from us for Euro 2016. Not a great final, not a great tournament.

It's been fun though - thanks for joining us.

'We deserved another chance'

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Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the trophy
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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo: "I am very happy. I have been looking for this for a long time, since 2004. I asked God for another chance at this because we deserved it. Today I was unfortunate, I was injured but I always believed that these players, together with the strategy, would be strong enough to beat France.

"This is one of the happiest moments in my career, I always said I'd like to win something with Portugal.

"For me this is an amazing unique moment for all Portuguese."

'The winner always deserves it'

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France manager Didier Deschamps: "The winner always deserves it. You can analyse things but they didn't get to the final by chance. This is the first time I think that a team finished third in their group and ended up as champions.

"Maybe they didn't win many games, but they won the most important one. There were maybe other generations of Portugese teams with more talent but they didn't win - and this team has."

'We didn't play with the brakes on'

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Didier Deschamps
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More from France coach Didier Deschamps: "The overriding emotion is of huge disappointment, you have to accept it. Portugal are the newly crowned champions.

"Clearly we had our chances but we weren't cool headed enough.

"My players gave everything tonight but unfortunately we lacked what it essential. We have to try and digest this.

"There is no way of reducing their disappointment but we must not forget the enthusiasm of millions of people which our run generated. It is hard to look at the positives now but there are many.

"We did not play with the brakes on but Portugal are good at stopping you from playing. They play as a unit. Without Ronaldo they had one fewer attacking options.

"We didn't play a bad game. We went for it."

'A Hollywood movie'

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Jose Fonte celebrates with the trophy
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Portugal's Southampton defender Jose Fonte: "I was playing in League One a few years ago, it defies description. This could be a Hollywod movie. We’ve written our names in history. This goes out to the whole nation, for the hardship we’ve been through and in 100 years we’ll look back on this.

"France are an amazing team. We lost our skipper who is the best player in the world but we believed to the end. Portugal has a shiny future."

' I won't forget our journey'

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France boss Didier Deschamps: "It is very cruel even though I congratulate Portugal. It came down to very fine margins, we struck the post at the end. It comes down to very little.

"Losing like that is very tough. I won't forget our journey here.

"We lacked freshness, not being clinical but we played Germany three days ago. Despite that we had opportunities but we didn't score."

Didier Deschamps
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Portugal manager Fernando Santos: "I am very happy, of course. First of all I'd like to thank God for being with us, my wife, my mother, my grandson. My father wherever he is, he's probably having a few beers.

"I'd like to give my thanks to Greece.

"Cristiano is an amazing example. Today he tried to remain on the pitch. He was very strong in the locker room, he helped all of the boys, that 's the definition of teamwork.

"We have a bright future but right now we need to celebrate."

Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Santos
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Pepe on manager Fernando Santos: "From day one he said the first goal is to qualify for the Euros, the second goal is to win it."

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Pepe and Rui Patricio celebrate
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More from Pepe: "We were going to fight for Ronaldo. At the break the gaffer surprised everyone, he moved the team around. It was a good Plan B and the subs were the right players at the right time.

"This was the goal, we wanted to win this match. We wrote a brilliant page in the book of Portuguese footballing history."

'Cristiano told me I would score'

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Eder and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate
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Portugal striker and matchwinner Eder: "Cristiano told me I would be scoring the winning goal. He and all my teammates.

"He gave me strength and positive energy. And that goal was really important. A lot of hard work went into it. We worked hard from the first minute and right from the beginning of the Euros. We were spectacular. The Portuguese people deserve this."  

'We threw away a great chance'

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Didier Deschamps, France coach: "Even if we were a little bit tired as well, that's not an excuse. We had chances to score, and the last one fell to 'Dédé' Gignac. It came down to tiny details, it was a close match.

"We had chances, as did the Portuguese, but unfortunately they scored. It’s a great disappointment for it to end now, with this final. We must not throw everything that we’ve done away, but we threw away a great chance to be European Champions - not the only one, but a great one."  

Didier Deschamps walks past the Euro 2016 trophy
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'Football is cruel - but magnificent'

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France striker Antoine Griezmann: "Football is cruel but it's also magnificent. It allows us to experience wonderful times and sad times too. We gave everything tonight, we have no regrets and I'm proud of everyone.

"We were not as clinical as we were against Germany, we hit the post and the goalkeeper made saves. It is frustrating. 

"Portugal are not only Ronaldo. They are very solid defensively and they scored without him.

"Later down the line I will be proud of winning the golden boot but for the moment I am very disappointed. I really wanted to win the trophy."

Antoine Griezmann collects his medal
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Portugal took until the 80th minute to register a shot on target, the longest wait for a team in the final of the European Championships.

Congrats from Jose

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Look at the smile on Jose Mourinho's face. Manchester United's Portuguese boss has posted this picture on his Instagram page with the message: "If you want to visit the country of the European champions visit PORTUGAL."

It looks like he even got out of bed to pose for the photo.

'Win it for Ronaldo'

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Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate with the trophy
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Portugal defender Pepe: "There was a lot of suffering, a very intense game.We fought very hard. We had to work very hard and be more humble than the other team, that's the only way to win. We left it all out there, it's the only way to win. We represented Portugal, a beautiful country of immigrants and we represent every one of them. This goes out them.

"It was tough to lose our main man. The man who could at any moment score a goal. He could make the difference but we were warriors on the pitch. We said we would win it for him and we managed to do that."  

'The new rule killed it'

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Thierry Henry

Former France international on BBC One

If you allow the third team in a group stage to go through, they know three draws will be enough. I’m happy to see things like Albania winning a game, Iceland doing what they did but I think the new rule killed the group stages.

Renato Sanches and Adrien Silva celebrate
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'Quality disappointing'

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Rio Ferdinand

Former England defender on BBC One

The quality levels of the tournament have been disappointing - teams coming here not to get beaten.  

On one hand the quality had been one or two steps down. But then we’ve had seen scenes of fans who never thought they’d be a tournament, like Iceland beating England.

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Sushant Shetty: Portugal did it. Never fancied before or during the tournament but defensive set up and team spirit won it for them

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Sulayman Makalo: #Eng should learn from #Por's success in #EURO2016

Portugal celebrate with the trophy
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'Really poor'

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Alan Shearer

Ex-England captain on BBC One

It’s been pretty dull and boring a lot of time with a lot of the excitement coming from the smaller teams. The quality has been really poor.

Goal of the tournament

HRK wins it

Hal Robson-Kanu's goal for Wales against Belgium has won the BBC Match of the Day goal of the tournament. Rio Ferdinand and Thierry Henry chose it, while Alan Shearer went for Xherdan Shaqiri.

Hal Robson-Kanu scores to put Wales 2-1 up against Belgium

'Special moments'

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Alan Green

BBC Radio 5 live at Stade de France

There were special moments. Two of them tonight, the injury to Ronaldo and the winning goal.

But overall how many memories will we carry of great games?

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What are our overall thoughts about making the Euros a competition for 24 teams?

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Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Pepe has defended very, very, well.

Just once this evening he rolled over five or six times but apart from that when he defends he is a very solid good defender.

Pepe wins a header
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Watch again

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Watch again as Portugal lift their first major trophy.

Portugal lift the European Championship trophy

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The Portuguese fans are still lapping this up. They are the 10th team to win the Euros. 

'The finish was sublime'

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Alan Shearer

Ex-England captain on BBC One

They set their system up and said ‘this is how we’ll play, come and try to break us down’. It was a brilliant goal to win it, he was big, strong and skillful. The finish was sublime.

Fernando Santos is lifted by his players
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Chin up #FRA ... and especially my teammates @6_LKOSCIELNY & @_OlivierGiroud_ 😐⚽👊🏾 #Euro2016

... and also congratulations to #POR! #Euro2016 champion! 👏 #PORFRA #Euro2016Final

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Thierry Henry

Former France international on BBC One

On Andre-Pierre Gignac hitting the post in injury time.

Give him a lot of credit, I don’t see a lot of people do that to Pepe [turning him]. He scuffed it and that’s what allows the ball to go over the leg of Rui Patricio.

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The Portugal players gather under an arch way in the middle of the pitch as huge confetti cannons go off. 

Portugal lift the European Championship trophy

'He's up there with the greats'

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Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Ronaldo can now put himself up there with the greats and an international trophy is maybe what is missing from Lionel Messi's cabinet. 

Now he has eclipsed Messi because he has that trophy.

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All credit to the France supporters inside the Stade, most of them have remained in their seats. Probably too shocked to leave. 

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Daniel Woodley: To lose a Final is one thing. To lose it as favourites is another. But to lose it as the host nation has to be the biggest blow

Aashish: Did France leave everything on the pitch?  Not a chance - missed opportunity

Aaron Theaker: Who'd have thought after the bad display against Iceland, finishing 3rd in the group Portugal would go on to win it ? Madness.

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Cristiano Ronaldo raises the trophy high above his head. A player who has won so many individual gongs and club honours now finally has an international trophy.

He has won everything bar the World Cup. 

'An amazing story'

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Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder for BBC Match of the Day

This is for your country, something very few players have accomplished. It's an amazing story for a team who weren't fancied before or during the tournament.

They've shown tonight they possess character and quality. Tonight they didn't need Cristiano Ronaldo. People won't remember he didn't play much tonight, they'll remember he captained them to their first major trophy.

Isn't it brilliant to have a hero and not a villain? Someone scoring a great goal rather than someone missing a penalty.

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The Portuguese are bouncing up and down on the podium, waiting for Cristiano Ronaldo to gather his medal and then lift the trophy. Their fans bounce with them, syncopation... 

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Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

France did fantastic to get through against Germany and you think on paper it was one of the easier finals they could get but they weren't able to finish it off in the final third.

Watch again

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If you want to re-live the good and not so good of the last 120 minutes you can do now - watch match highlights here.

Watch match highlights as Portugal beat France 1-0 to win Euro 2016

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That's the cut throat business of international management. Didier Deschamps was a Andre-Pierre Gignac shot away from being an absolute hero, the stonemason was beginning his statue.

Now his future is being queried...

'Didier still the man for the job'

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Thierry Henry

Former France international on BBC One

I think France will keep Didier Deschamps. He has done well. 

People will question why N'golo Kante didn’t play - when you lose people always question this or that - but I still think he’s the man for the job – let’s see if we qualify for the World Cup.