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The Portugal star came off second best after a challenge with West Ham’s Dimitri Payet in the seventh minute of the final. 5 largest countries in europe The Frenchman won the ball cleanly with a forceful tackle but caught Ronaldo with his trailing leg. How many countries are in the europe The Real Madrid man tried to continue and went off twice for treatment, the second time visibly in tears from the pain. List of the countries in europe The 31-year-old forward initially appeared fit enough to continue, albeit with his movement limited by the heavy strapping applied by the Portuguese medical team.

Jose Mourinho celebrated Portugal’s Euro 2016 final victory in his pyjamas in the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Sunday night.

List of countries in southern europe Mourinho, who is currently readying his Manchester United players for the new Premier League season, held a Portugal scarf up as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co lifted their first international trophy. How many countries in europe list The Portuguese posted a picture of himself holding the scarf on his Instagram account with a caption, which read ‘if you want to visit the country of the European champions visit Portugal’.

Preparations for the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal took an unexpected turn on Sunday evening after a swarm of moths invaded the pitch at the Stade de France in Paris. List of countries in europe that speak english Players and supporters were forced to duck for cover as thousands of moths swarmed across the pitch prior to kick-off.

The Liverpool defender was not selected for the squad for the tournament as he was still under investigation by UEFA for an alleged doping violation. A countries in europe Sakho, who has 28 caps for France, appeared relaxed as he greeted the players, writing: ‘A quick visit to encourage the team before the final.’

Both Pogba and Sanches have enjoyed superb tournaments, one has already moved clubs and the other might be about to, and both offer their national sides considerable hope of a sparkling future beyond the instant gratification of winning the Euro 2016 final in Paris on Sunday night.

It was nearly 1am in the wide tunnel beneath the Stade de Lyon and the Portugal players had long ago walked through, chatting happily and enjoying the embrace of their families. The countries in europe Ricardo Quaresma, two teardrops tattooed beneath his right eye, had laughed and joked as he chatted with journalists. 4 countries in europe Cristiano Ronaldo had flashed a thumbs-up at everyone he saw. 47 countries in europe They had climbed on their team bus and it had pulled away. Map of the countries in europe More than an hour later, the Wales team bus was still there, idling at the end of the tunnel, waiting for its player cargo.

Mark Clattenburg has been named the best referee in the world at the Globe Soccer Awards. Some countries in europe The English referee has had an exceptional 2016, taking charge of both the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid and the Euro 2016 final in France. Countries in europe Clattenburg completed a trio of huge matches by taking charge of the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United.

CHRIS WHEELER: Kyle Lafferty is back among the goals for Northern Ireland, but whether he will be back in the team against world champions Germany on Tuesday is another matter altogether.

Gareth Southgate has admitted he was not ready to take over from Roy Hodgson as England boss earlier this summer and backed Sam Allardyce as the right man to lead the Three Lions forward.

The joke doing the rounds at Barcelona last week was that, with the club looking for a new striker who was never going to play, it would only be a matter of time before they turned to Mario Balotelli.

Inflation rose to a higher-than-expected 0.5 per cent last month after fuel prices increased and the Euro 2016 football tournament helped drive up the cost of air fares, new figures revealed today.

Football Manager fans form an orderly queue now as we may have just found the perfect opportunity for you as the Belgium Football Association are accepting job applications for their vacancy.

After leading Real Madrid to a second Champions League title in three years, Ronaldo captained Portugal to their maiden European Championship crown against Euro 2016 hosts France on June 10.

In their decade-long battle there have been many times when looked like one had finally crushed the other so it would be inkeeping with their duel if Messi comes back and has as stunning season.

As Eder rose from the bench to produce a superb extra time strike and secure the Euro 2016 title for Portugal, Swansea City fans could have been forgiven for rubbing their eyes in disbelief.