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Opinion: Shift In The Culture Of Portuguese Football Led Them To Their Greatest Victory

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Renato Sanches (top) and Portugal players celebrate their team's first goal scored by Eder (obscured) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The comparisons between Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory and their most painful defeat at Euro 2004, at the hands of Greece, are irresistible, poetic even. The unfancied underdog puts in a display of grit and determination to defeat the tournament hosts, an opposition with arguably superior technical quality and skill. Except this time, victory was to be Portugal’s. But it is …

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Can The Premier League Avoid The Urge To Impulse Buy Following Euro 2016?

Euro 2016

Euro 2016 came to an anti-climatic conclusion last night with Portugal narrowly overcoming France to acquire their first major international trophy. And as always with a tournament, the cacophony of noise that will emit from the maws of Premier League managers will be unbearable as they demand to sign that one ‘unique’ player that they glimpsed during the month who will …

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Has A Summer Of Internationals Ruined Arsenal’s Premier League Ambitions Already?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on May 8, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Following a summer of gruelling international tournaments, namely the Copa America and the European Championships, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might well feel aggrieved by their impact on his side’s readiness for the new Premier League season. The summer break is finally here and players involved in the international championships are only now fully free to  kick off the studs and …

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Euro 2016: How Portugal Won The Unwinnable Final

(L-R) Bruno Alves of Portugal, Ricardo Quaresma of Portugal, Pepe of Portugal, coach Fernando Santos of Portugal with Coupe Henri Delaunay, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, Joao Moutinho of Portugal, Andre Gomes of Portugal, Joao Mario of Portugal, during the UEFA EURO 2016 final match between Portugal and France on July 10, 2016 at the Stade de France in Paris, France.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Before last night’s final, Portugal manager Fernando Santos proclaimed that he would “go home really happy” if his side were perceived as having won Euro 2016 undeservedly. The sentiment was was understandable, if a little paranoid. Portugal had not made many friends on their route to the final due to their style of play, but at the same time it cannot …

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Real Madrid Switch Transfer Focus From Pogba To His France Teammate

N'Golo Kante

Real Madrid have given up their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and will instead look to sign his international teammate N’Golo Kante from Leicester City this summer, according to ABC (via 90min.com) The midfielder arrived at Leicester City shortly after the appointment of Claudio Ranieri last summer, in a remarkable £5.6 million deal from Caen. Frenchman Kante earned widespread praise for …

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Euro 2016: Our Team of the Tournament XI

Portugal may have pulled off an unexpected win in Paris on Sunday night but three of their players make our Euro 2016 Team of the Tournament XI. France, Italy, Wales and Germany are also represented, as well as an honourable mention for Iceland and their management team. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) It’s hard to look past the French skipper for …

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Manchester United Want To Sign Both Pogba And His International Teammate [Report]

Manchester United

Manchester United are widely expected to accelerate their interest in France midfielder Paul Pogba once Euro 2016 comes to a close this evening. However, despite readying the reported £100 million it will cost to get Pogba back, ESPN report that United and Jose Mourinho are not finished upgrading their midfield, with PSG man Blaise Matuidi also on the shopping list regardless of whether …

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Watch: Uefa Releases Spine Tingling ‘Merci’ Message To Supporters

As a month of international football comes to an end on Sunday evening with the 2016 European Championships final between Portugal and France, Uefa has pieced together a highlights video of supporters that will give you goose bumps… Featuring some of the most iconic moments from the tournament so far and giving credit where credit is due – to the fantastic supporters from …

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