Portugal Revels in 'Ugly' Win

Ronaldo gifts his silver boot to Nani for making Euro dream reality Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to watch Portugal's Euro 2016 success from the sidelines after limping out of the final.

Portugal won its first major global title after beating France 1-0 in extra-time, courtesy of a goal by Guinea Bissau-born Eder.

The massive bonuses were apparently negotiated between the captains around Ronaldo and the Portuguese Football Federation ahead of Euro 2016. We have made Portuguese history, we are the first to win an important competition for our country.

Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears in the first half and limped on crying with joy again after his side delivered the final knockout blow in the month-long tournament of upsets.

The Frenchman enjoyed one close chance early on in the game but the 25-year-old was kept largely under wraps by Portugal's Pepe.

Following Sunday night's final 1-0 victory for Portugal over France, UEFA named their official Team of the Tournament, with Allen joining Ramsey in midfield. We did not see too much of him otherwise.

"The young ones will get better and I am very proud by what has been achieved by this group".

Ronaldo went down under Dimitri Payet's ninth-minute challenge and was twice forced off to receive treatment on the touchline.

Leboeuf, won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championships with France, insists his fellow countryman was not a deserving recipient of the award. They have quality and ability, along with our coach's strategy to win.I've always said I wanted to win a trophy with the national team and make history.

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