1. Why Portugal Are Deserving European Champions in Football's Year of the Underdog

    For a tournament where the drama was often centred on the moments and feelings around the football, and not the purity of the football itself, there was a fitting ending. That’s right, Portugal...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 16 days ago 28,428 reads 128 comments

  2. Portuguese Child Consoles Crying France Fan After Euro 2016 Loss

    This is what football is all about. A clearly distraught France fan was in tears after watching his side lose the Euro 2016 final to Portugal on Sunday, so a young Portuguese showed maturity beyond his years to come over and console him...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 16 days ago 1,073 reads 1 comments

  3. Pepe Talks Cristiano Ronaldo After Portugal's Euro 2016 Final Win vs. France

    Portugal defender Pepe has revealed he wanted to win Sunday's UEFA Euro 2016 final for Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward was stretchered off with a knee injury in the first half of the showpiece against France...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 16 days ago 17,189 reads 31 comments

  4. Renato Sanches Wins Euro 2016 Young Player of the Tournament: Stats and Reaction

    Portugal's Renato Sanches has been named the Young Player of the Tournament for UEFA Euro 2016. The Euros' official Twitter feed announced the news after the Selecao's victory ...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 16 days ago 8,982 reads 26 comments

  5. Antoine Griezmann Wins Euro 2016 Golden Boot: Stats, Comments and Reaction

    Antoine Griezmann clinched the Euro 2016 Golden Boot on Sunday and finished as the tournament's top scorer, after Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in the final thanks to an extra-time winner from Eder...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 16 days ago 7,936 reads 94 comments

  6. Cristiano Ronaldo Moth Becomes Talk of Twitter as Star Exits Euro 2016 Final

    Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to have a date with destiny at the Euro 2016 final, but after a clash with Dimitri Payet, the Portugal star was unable to continue...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 16 days ago 108,677 reads 96 comments

  7. Cristiano Ronaldo Injury: Updates on Real Madrid Star's Knee and Return

    Portugal star forward Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a knee injury early in the UEFA Euro 2016 final against France after being involved in a clash of knees with Dimitri Payet...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 16 days ago 256,127 reads 295 comments

  8. USMNT Watch: Klinsmann Linked with England Job, Adu Makes Season Debut

    Ever since England were knocked out of Euro 2016, United States men's national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked with the Three Lions job...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 17 days ago 16,805 reads 19 comments

  9. Why Euro 2016 Final Could See Nani Emerge from Cristiano Ronaldo's Shadow

    Even if all the previews will focus on one individual for Portugal, they had a pair of players who scored two crucial goals in the group stages and one in the semi-finals against Wales...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 18 days ago 2,112 reads 17 comments

  10. Euro 2016 a Missed Opportunity, but Germany Need Joachim Low to Stay on

    At the end of Euro 2016, there was a distinct emptiness in the German camp. The 2-0 semi-final defeat at the hands of host nation France was hard to grasp, because it felt so avoidable, ...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 18 days ago 8,034 reads 49 comments

  11. 3 France Weaknesses Portugal Could Expose in the Euro 2016 Final

    Now they've made it to Paris, albeit hardly thrillingly, Portugal need to focus on how they can pull off what would be one of the more unlikely European Championship successes on Sunday...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 19 days ago 10,395 reads 67 comments

  12. Lionel Messi's Potential Argentina Return Discussed by President Mauricio Macri

    Argentina President Mauricio Macri doesn’t expect Lionel Messi to follow through with his international retirement, having insisted he is “sure” the Barcelona man will play for his country again...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 19 days ago 4,490 reads 45 comments

  13. Uncharacteristic Errors Doom Germany in Euro 2016 Semi-Final vs. France

    Germany's dream of becoming only the third to team to hold the World Cup and the Coupe Henri-Delaunay at the same time came to an abrupt end on Thursday night in Marseille 's Stade Velodrome...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 19 days ago 11,293 reads 107 comments

  14. France's Antoine Griezmann Underlines World-Class Credentials with Germany Brace

    France are into the 2016 UEFA European Championship final after a 2-0 win over Germany at Stade Velodrome on Thursday...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 19 days ago 955 reads 8 comments

  15. Are Portugal Really the European Championships' Worst-Ever Finalists?

    It became apparent rather early that Euro 2016 was prime for an outsider to make a charge. It took until the latter rounds for any side to impose themselves on the competition, with ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 19 days ago 11,485 reads 90 comments

  16. France Celebrate Euro 2016 Final Berth with Iceland-Style Viking Clap

    If Euro 2016 leaves behind any kind of legacy when the summer is over, it will almost certainly be the thunderous Viking-style chant that Iceland brought with them...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 19 days ago 11,790 reads 26 comments

  17. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale React to Portugal Beating Wales at Euro 2016

    Cristiano Ronaldo believes his Portugal side can win Euro 2016 after they reached the final in France with a 2-0 last-four victory over Wales on Wednesday...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 20 days ago 6,132 reads 43 comments

  18. Lionel Messi's Penalty Ball from 2016 Copa America May Be Sold, Fan Fears Theft

    The last ball Lionel Messi kicked in international football could be sold for €27,000 (£ 23,024), as its owner fears it being stolen if he keeps it...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 20 days ago 9,634 reads 30 comments

  19. Why Euro 2016 Run Has to Be Seen as Just the Start for Beaten but Proud Wales

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were the eventual and deserving winners of the Euro 2016 semi-final in Lyon on Wednesday night, but for a beaten and emotionally drained Wales, there was the acknowledgement of a different kind of victory...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 20 days ago 1,037 reads 3 comments

  20. Evolving Cristiano Ronaldo Has Chance to Exorcise the Ghosts of 12 Years Ago

    Twelve years ago, a 19-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo wept on the pitch after Portugal lost in the final of Euro 2004...

    Jonathan Wilson Written by Jonathan Wilson about 20 days ago 6,965 reads 50 comments

  21. The German Mentality Should Overcome France in the Semi-Finals

    Three years ago, I interviewed Michael Ballack, owner of 98 caps for Germany and one of his country’s greatest-ever players, and I asked him why they always perform so well at major tournaments...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 20 days ago 6,183 reads 21 comments

  22. Cristiano Ronaldo Poses for Selfie with Ball Boy Before Portugal vs. Wales

    Cristiano Ronaldo showed once again he always has time for his fans on Wednesday when he posed for a selfie with a ball boy ahead of Portugal's Euro 2016 semi-final with Wales...

    Tom Webb Written by Tom Webb about 20 days ago 3,885 reads 17 comments

  23. Why Adil Rami and N'Golo Kante Should Not Be Restored to France XI vs. Germany

    France take on Germany at Stade Velodrome on Thursday in the second of the 2016 UEFA European Championship semi-finals...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 21 days ago 14,024 reads 39 comments

  24. Breaking Down How Germany Can Rain on France's Parade in Euro 2016 Semi-Final

    The second semi-final of Euro 2016 in Marseille 's Stade Velodrome on Thursday evening pitches the two pre -tournament favourites against each other...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 21 days ago 3,206 reads 19 comments

  25. Renato Sanches Age Questioning Is a 'Joke,' Says Portugal Boss Fernando Santos

    Portugal manager Fernando Santos has branded claims that Renato Sanches is older than 18 as "a joke." According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo (h/t ESPN FC ), Santos said: "Everyone knows [Sanches]...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 21 days ago 4,473 reads 17 comments