With Cristiano Ronaldo injured in the early stages of the match, Portugalwere left with the struggle of beating a stronger team - the championship favorites, France to lift the EURO 2016 trophy that took place at the Stade de France Sunday. The substitute Eder scored a sensational goal soon after the free kick that was wrongly handed to Portugal when the ball hit Eder's hand by mistake. Eder's hand of god, unlike Diego Maradona who scored the controversial goal with his hand against England in the 80s, didn't manage to bring any goals but it surely would've given birth to a new Hand of god :Part 2controversy had Portugal won the championship as a result of that free-kick.

The Guardian reported that Eder with his great skill, intuition, and mastery, held the French defenderKoscielnyoff and "galumphed infield and then, from 25 yards, smashed a fierce low shot that beat the diving Lloris to his right."

The argument.

Who deserved most to win the trophy? Which team was the better one? The list of questions like this goes on. At the end of the day, it is probably the team that lifts the trophy, in the end, that deserves it all. By hook or by crook, it doesn't matter. Some say it does but what truly matters, finally, is that Portugal is the new EURO 2016 champion.It could've been France (or any winner) lifting the trophy.

A modern warfare.

The match between France and Portugal in the EURO 2016 finals was not just any match.

It was, as usual, a war between the two countries - a modern warfare fought on a soccer ground.In the great Swedish soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic'swords who makes claims that he put, "Sweden" (for the sake this article) on the world map the same way Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he "put France on the world map," the Portuguese team, by lifting the EURO championship trophy, have put Portugal on the world map.

Pepe's rough tackles and a near-miss header - the traits he is famous foris what was needed from a defender and a soldier, in these harsh times. Sure France was a better side throughout the game (and so was Germany against France in the semi-finals). In the game of thronesanything goes. A team that scoreswins.


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