We won the final for our captain, says Pepe

Thousands of fans greeted Euro 2016 champions Portugal as they landed in Lisbon on Monday, chanting the name of goal hero Eder, whose extra-time screamer sealed the 1-0 victory over France.

"Tourism Portugal has launched an appeal to find the France supporter and invite him to visit Portugal", the board said in a statement. "I should congratulate him", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos through a translator.

The Atletico Madrid striker, who also provided two assists, scored both of France's goals in their 2-0 semi-final win over Germany and winners against Albania in the group stage and Ireland in the Round of 16.

There are plenty of reasons for France to feel satisfied with their Euro 2016 showing, such as Antoine Griezmann winning the Golden Boot and Best Player awards and the inspirational performances of goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris. A leaping save to tip away Antoine Griezmann's early header; a diving block to divert Olivier Giroud's powerful second-half shot; and a stretching parry of Moussa Sissoko's sizzling drive in the 84th minute.

Those slim chances got a lot slimmer when Portuguese star/human wax figurine Cristiano Ronaldo went down in the opening minutes with a left knee injury after a late challenge from Dimitri Payet.

A tearful Ronaldo held the trophy in the Correio da Manha newspaper, which trumpeted: "The Euro is ours, we are the champions".

A GLEAMING Cristiano Ronaldo smile embraced our TV screens as the enigmatic superstar lifted the European Championship trophy, the first time that the Portuguese have ever won a major championship. "I remember, for me and the team, everybody was a little bit in shock I think". There were a number of players who showed a lot of quality.

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