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Euro 2016: Portugal’s win is testament to coach Fernando Santos’ machine-like drive
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Euro 2016: Portugal’s win is testament to coach Fernando Santos’ machine-like drive

Euro 2016 winning Portugal was a reflection of coach Fernando Santons' coaching and life philosophy.

France vs Portugal: Here’s a look at ten players to watch out for in star-studded Euro 2016 final
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France vs Portugal: Here’s a look at ten players to watch out for in star-studded Euro 2016 final

Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will meet for another title showdown when Portugal faces France in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday, just six weeks after they contested the Champions League final.

Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo can finally change his negative image, if he leads Portugal to victory
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Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo can finally change his negative image, if he leads Portugal to victory

The negative perception of Cristiano Ronaldo might finally change if Portugal manage to win Euro 2016.

Euro 2016: Antoine Griezmann is France's Mr Extra, says Olivier Giroud
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Euro 2016: Antoine Griezmann is France's Mr Extra, says Olivier Giroud

Antoine Griezmann is fast becoming a France legend after a two-goal haul against Germany fired the hosts into Sunday's Euro 2016 final against Portugal.

Euro 2016: Nani, the forgotten forward, helps Cristiano Ronaldo lead Portugal into final
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Euro 2016: Nani, the forgotten forward, helps Cristiano Ronaldo lead Portugal into final

Cristiano Ronaldo may have guided Portugal into the final of the European Championship, but he needed a little help from an often forgotten forward.

Euro 2016: Scoring goals isn't the fuel that drives me, says Germany's Thomas Müller
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Euro 2016: Scoring goals isn't the fuel that drives me, says Germany's Thomas Müller

He is the big-name forward yet to score at Euro 2016, but Thomas Müller says his main concern is helping Germany beat France in Thursday's Euro 2016 semi-final.

Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo's lucky and lacklustre Portugal in hunt for glory
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Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo's lucky and lacklustre Portugal in hunt for glory

Think Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo immediately springs to mind, but the names of Nani, Renato Sanches, Ricardo Quaresmo and Rui Patricio have been saviours of a lucky and lacklustre advance to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

Euro 2016: France counting on lead scorer Antoine Griezmann to lead country to triumph
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Euro 2016: France counting on lead scorer Antoine Griezmann to lead country to triumph

He boasts a Germanic name, Portuguese roots and learned his football in Spain, but France are counting on Antoine Griezmann's loyalty to take them to a Euro 2016 triumph.

Euro 2016: Antoine Griezmann, once rejected by French clubs, now becomes a national hero
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Euro 2016: Antoine Griezmann, once rejected by French clubs, now becomes a national hero

Too small. Too frail. No future in French football. Antoine Griezmann defied plenty of skeptics by becoming the highest scorer at the European Championship.

Germany vs Italy: Look out for these top ten players in the third Euro 2016 QF
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Germany vs Italy: Look out for these top ten players in the third Euro 2016 QF

Two giants of European football clash when Germany take on Italy in the Euro 2016 in Bordeaux. Here's a look at the top ten players from both teams.

Wales vs Belgium: Take a look at the top 10 players to watch out for in second Euro 2016 QF
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Wales vs Belgium: Take a look at the top 10 players to watch out for in second Euro 2016 QF

Wales vs Belgium promises to be an exciting quarter-final clash at the Euro 2016. Here's a look at some players who could turn the game's fortunes.

Portugal vs Poland: Here are the top ten players to watch out for in first Euro 2016 QF
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Portugal vs Poland: Here are the top ten players to watch out for in first Euro 2016 QF

Portugal will face Poland in the Euro 2016 quarterfinal on Thursday. Here are the top five players from each team to watch out for.

Euro 2016: Manuel Neuer poised for more records as Germany take on Italy in quarter-final
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Euro 2016: Manuel Neuer poised for more records as Germany take on Italy in quarter-final

Manuel Neuer could set a German safe hands record in Saturday's Euro 2016 quarter-final against Italy as the world champions' bid to add the European crown.

From 'Spanish' temper to 'Mate' lover: Five interesting facts about Antoine Griezmann
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From 'Spanish' temper to 'Mate' lover: Five interesting facts about Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann rode to France's rescue with a brace to dig the Euro 2016 hosts out of trouble. Here are some interesting facts about the forward.

Euro 2016: Eden Hazard, Belgium's prodigal son, revives his bid for greatness
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Euro 2016: Eden Hazard, Belgium's prodigal son, revives his bid for greatness

With Kevin De Bruyne already in a destructive mode throughout the tournament for Belgium, Eden Hazard hitting his best is a reason for other teams to be scared.

Euro 2016: Poland won the match but the game belonged to Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri
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Euro 2016: Poland won the match but the game belonged to Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri

It’s a shame that Shaqiri will not be seen again in this tournament after Switzerland lost their Round of 16 match to Poland on penalties.

Euro 2016: Wayne Rooney happy he's no longer the only match-winner in England squad
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Euro 2016: Wayne Rooney happy he's no longer the only match-winner in England squad

England captain Wayne Rooney has said that he is more relaxed at Euro 2016 than at any previous major tournament, because he no longer feels like the only match-winner in the squad

Team of the group stage: Usual suspects Spain, Germany find two players each in top XI
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Team of the group stage: Usual suspects Spain, Germany find two players each in top XI

Albania, Iceland and Croatia players make it to the Group stage XI of Euro 2016 after household names fail to impress.

Euro 2016: Sweden failed Zlatan Ibrahimovic by not giving him the farewell he deserved
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Euro 2016: Sweden failed Zlatan Ibrahimovic by not giving him the farewell he deserved

Despite an early exit, Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves like a legend for Sweden as well. No one can dispute that.

Euro 2016: Michael McGovern discovers fame with virtuoso showing in goal against Germany
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Euro 2016: Michael McGovern discovers fame with virtuoso showing in goal against Germany

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern pulled off save after save to frustrate world champions Germany and ensured the score remained just 1-0