• Rajasthan

    Cong 94
    BJP 80
    RLM 0
    OTH 25
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 109
    BJP 110
    BSP 6
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 60
    BJP 21
    JCC 8
    OTH 1
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 89
    TDP-Cong 22
    BJP 2
    OTH 6
  • Mizoram

    MNF 29
    Cong 6
    BJP 1
    OTH 4

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Euro 2016 final Portugal vs France: Portugal breaks into jubilation after soccer win

By: | Updated: July 11, 2016 10:37 AM

Euro 2016 final Portugal vs France: Portugal erupted into jubilation on Sunday as the country defeated France to win the Euro 2016, its first major international soccer championship.

Euro 2016:  France's Dimitri Payet before the match. (Reuters)Euro 2016:
France’s Dimitri Payet before the match. (Reuters)

Euro 2016 final Portugal vs France: Portugal erupted into jubilation on Sunday as the country defeated France to win the Euro 2016, its first major international soccer championship.

“It’s crazy,” said Lucas Anagua, 17, a fan in the crowds at Praca do Comercio, the main square in Lisbon where the game had been shown on huge screens. “I’m going to party tonight.”

Fireworks and music broke out across the capital, where the game, won 1-0 by Portugal, had been shown on television screens on a blistering hot summer night.

Substitute Eder secured the win with a goal in extra time.

“I maintained the faith,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa told RTP television. “We were able to put up with everything. This was Portugal at its best.”

Cars beeped their horns and thousands of people filled the streets, donning the Portuguese flag and shouting “Portugal, Portugal, Portugal.”

“This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen,” said another fan.

The win helped make up for Portugal’s loss to underdog Greece when it hosted the Euro 12 years ago. The country’s last major soccer conquest was in 2006, when Portugal finished fourth in the World Cup.

“The victory for the national side is recognition of the value of Portuguese soccer and gives prestige to our country,” said the Portuguese Football Association in a statement.

For a country that suffered hard under Europe’s debt crisis but is now recovering economically under its new Socialist government, the victory will be a welcome relief.

The victory was especially sweet because captain Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to leave the game after suffering an injury in the first half, leaving Portugal’s team without its star.

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