Eder scores an extra time winner as Portugal are crowned Euro 2016 champions
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That brings to an end to tonight's Vavel live coverage of Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France. I have been Brandon Sayer, I hope you have enjoyed the commentary and until next time have a good night.

Ronaldo who was stretchered off in the first half came on at the end of the game to celebrate with him teammates. France will look at it as what could have been.

The hosts will be annoyed that they have not managed to win Euros on their home patch but Portugal have done amazingly and in the end something special has won it for them.

Eder scored the winner in 109th minute to give Portugal their first ever European Championships win. France couldn't hit back after the goal went in.


120+2' - The referee blows his whistle to end the second period of extra time. Portugal 1-0 France.

120+1' - The referee has decided to add on two minutes at the end of the second period of extra time.

115' - Pogba receives a yellow card for a trip on Joao Mario who was leading a counter attack.

110' - France substitution: Sissoko is replaced by Anthony Martial.

109' Goal for Portugal! Eder smashes the ball into the bottom corner from 25 yards out. The goal came from nothing but what a superb moment to light up the final.

108' - Guerreiro takes the free kick and it smashes off the crossbar. So unlucky from the Borussia Dortmund man who hit the shot brilliantly.

107' - Portugal are awarded a free kick in a dangerous area for a Kosceilny hand ball. The defender receives a yellow card for his action.

106' - The referee blows his whistle to begin the second period of extra time. 

The first period of extra time was very timid with a flurry of yellow cards the only thing that happened except the header from Eder. A number of players in both teams are struggling with fitness. Stay tuned for the second half in a few minutes time.

105' - The referee blows his whistle to end the first half of extra time. Portugal 0-0 France.

103' - A good corner from Portugal finds Eder in the box and the big striker headed towards goal but Lloris was there to keep it out.

98' - Carvalho receives a yellow card for a late tackle on Coman.

97' - Matuidi receives a yellow card for a late tackle on Eder.

95' - Guerreiro receives a yellow card for tugging Sagna's shirt.

91' - The referee gets the first period of extra time underway at the Stade de France.

France will feel they have done enough to win that game in normal time. Gignac came within a whisker of giving the hosts the win but his shot hit the post. Portugal have defended well but are struggling to do much going forward. The first period of extra time will get underway in a few minutes time. Stay tuned!


90+3' - The referee blows his whistle to bring an end to the second half. Portugal 0-0 France.

90+2' - Gignac hits the post! Brilliant work from the striker inside the box sees him have a shot on goal but his shot comes back of the post. What a chance to win the game that was.

90+1' - The referee has decided to add on three minutes at the end of the second half.

84' - Sissoko once again unleashes a fierce effort on goal but again he sees his shot well saved by Patricio.

81' - Umtiti receives a yellow card for a late challenge.

80' - Double save from Hugo Lloris! Nani almost scores from a cross but Lloris palmed it away into the path of Quaresma who saw his follow up shot also saved by Lloris.

78' - Portugal substitution: Renato Sanches is replaced by Eder.

78' - France substitution: Giroud is replaced by Andre-Pierre Gignac.

75' - Giroud almost gives France the lead. A fantastic bit of play from Coman finds Giroud in a bit of space in the box and the striker hit a first time shot but Patricio got down well to keep it out.

66' - Portugal substitution: Adrien Silva is replaced by Joao Moutinho.

66' - What a miss from Greizmann! A wonderful cross from Coman finds Griezmann on his own in the box but somehow the striker put his header over the bar when it was easier to score.

62' - Joao Mario receives a yellow card for a trip on Giroud.

58' - Immediately after coming on Coman played a lovely ball into the path of Griezmann in the box and the striker shot towards goal but it was easily saved by Patricio.

58' - France substitution: Payet is replaced by Kingsley Coman.

53' - France have came out at the start of the second half with a much more positive frame of mind. The Portugal defence though are still standing stong.

46' - The referee blows his whistle to get the second half underway at the Stade de France.

The main thing that happened during the first half was the injury to Ronaldo who was stretchered off with a knee injury half way through the half. Sissoko has been the standout player on the pitch and has been lively for the hosts. Defences have been on top so far. Stay tuned as we bring you the second half in a few minutes time.

45+2' - The whistle blows for half time. Portugal 0-0 France. 

45+1' - The referee has decided to add on two minutes at the end of the first half.

41' - The game has became an end to end affair with both defences having to defend well so far to keep the score goalless. 

34' - Cedric Soares receives the first yellow card of the game for a late tackle on Payet.

33' - Sissoko does brilliantly to find some space in the box before unleashing a fierce shot which stung the palms of Patricio.

25' - Ronaldo is stretchered off after with a knee injury to the applause of the crowd. Ricardo Quaresma comes on to replace him.

22' - Moussa Sissoko lets fly from the edge of the box which Patricio has to do well to tip it over the bar. 

21' - Ronaldo has reappeared on the pitch after receiving treatment from the medical staff. How long can he continue? Can he recover fully? We will see.

18' - Ronaldo is in real discomfort here after his earlier coming together earlier with Payet. A huge shame for the massive occason if he is unable to continue.

10' - Rui Patricio produces a wonderful save from a Greizmann header. A beautiful cross from Payet found the striker who headed towards goal but Patricio got to it well to keep it out. 

8' - Ronaldo is down hurt at the moment after a coming together with Payet. The Portugal man should be okay to continue though. 

7' - Griezmann found himself in some space in the Portugal penalty area but he snatched at his shot and it went well wide. Lively start.

4' - What a chance for Nani! A long pass upfield finds Nani in behind the France defence but the winger put his shot over the bar. Nani will feel he should have done better there.

3' - Both teams already playing at a high tempo which leads to a few stray passes. Looks set to be a great game.

1' - Mark Clattenburg blows his whistle to begin the game. Game on. Lets hope for a great game.

Both sets of players are out on the field to sing their national anthems. A fantastic occasion for everyone involved. It should be some match. Stay tuned as the match gets underway in five minutes time.

We are just under 10 minutes from kick off in the final. The atmosphere is buzzing inside the Stade de France as the fans wait on the match to begin. The hosts will be looking to win the tournament to give the fans something special to cheer about. Portugal are looking to break their duck and win the Euros and they will be out to cause an upset tonight. Stay tuned for the beginning of the match.

France starting XI: Lloris, Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra, Pogba, Matuidi, Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet, Giroud.

Portugal starting XI: Patrício; Cédric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; Carvalho; Mário, Adrien Silva, Renato Sanches; Ronaldo, Nani.

The team news from the Stade de France is in. Stay Tuned!

We'll have confirmed team news for you at around 7PM BST but before that, stay with us as the build up to the game continues

France Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Sagna, Umtiti, Kolscielny, Evra; Matuidi, Pogba; Sissoko, Payet, Greizmann; Giroud.

Portugal Predicted XI (4-4-2): Rui Patricio; Guerreiro, Pepe, Fonte, Soare; Mario, Sanches, Danilo, Silva; Nani, Ronaldo.

France also have good news on the injury front with manager Didier Deschamps having a full squad to choose from for the game. Deschamps has some tough decisions to make due to the good form of his players so he is likely to choose and unchanged lineup from the semi-final.

In terms of injuries for the game, Fernando Santos is likely to have defender Pepe back for selection after he returned to full training on Saturday. William Carvalho is also available for selection after missing the semi-final win against Portugal due to suspension. Everyone else in the squad is fit so Santos will have a hard decision about who he will choose in his starting lineup.

France have many key players in their team but the main one for Portugal to watch out for is the in form Griezmann. The striker is the competition's leading scorer with six goals, including two in the semi-final win over Germany, and he will be looking to add to his goal tally in the final. Griezmann has also got the two assists so far which shows he much more than just a goalscorer. The striker's movement is one of the reasons that his country has got so far and he will be hoping to be the difference in the final.

Griezmann scoring his seocnd goals against Germany in the semi-final | Photo: Getty
Griezmann scoring his seocnd goals against Germany in the semi-final | Photo: Getty

Portugal's key player for the game will be their captain Ronaldo, who has so far got the three goals and three assists in the competition to date. Ronaldo has been under a lot of scrutiny at the tournament for not playing at his usual standard but he showed when it mattered most in the semi-final that he can score the most important goals. Ronaldo will be hoping to finally win a major competition with his country and therefore it is likely to make him be fired up for the game.

The last ten meetings between the sides have all gone in favour of France, who have won all 10, going all the way back to 1975. Portugal, therefore, will be out for revenge and finally win their first Euros as the underdogs. The France players really want to win to give the country something to smile about again after the terror attacks scared in November last year.

The hosts, on other hand, have been fantastic throughout the competition. They got the tournament underway with a 2-1 win against Romania in the opening game before defeating Albania and then drawing with Switzerland to qualify as group winners. In the last 16, France came from behind to beat the Republic of Ireland before taking apart Iceland 5-2 in the quarter-finals. In the semi-final, they came up against the favourites Germany and they won thanks to two goals from Antoine Griezmann.

Portugal haven't been spectacular in the tournament to date with their first 90 minute win coming in the semi-final win over Wales. Portugal drew all three of their group games before defeating Croatia in extra time in the last 16. In the quarter-finals, they pipped Poland on penalties before they beat Wales 2-0 in the semi-final thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Nani.

The Portugal players celebrating their semi-final win over Wales | Photo: Sky Sports
The Portugal players celebrating their semi-final win over Wales | Photo: Sky Sports

After 50 matches at Euro 2016, here we are with the two remaining teams in the competition. Portugal are appearing in their first final since they lost to Greece in 2004, while hosts France are looking to win the Euros for the third time, and to do it on home soil would be extra special.

Good Evening everyone, and welcome to Vavel UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of the Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France in a game that means so much to both teams. Kick-off at the Stade de France is set for 20:00 BST, so stick with us until then as we build up to the game and get the confirmed team news.