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Ronaldo told me I'd score the winner: Eder

  • Ronaldo told me I'd score the winner: Eder

    PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Renato Sanches (top) and Portugal players celebrate their team's first goal scored by Eder (obscured) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Substitute Eder has scored in extra-time to give Portugal a 1-0 win over hosts France in the Euro 2016 final.

Portgual secured their first major international title on Sunday despite losing captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury.

Eder collected the ball in midfield, held off his marker and fired a low 25-metre shot past Hugo Lloris with 11 minutes of extra time left to stun the Stade de France after the home team had dominated the match.

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Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer, went down after a heavy tackle from Dimitri Payet in the eighth minute but played on before being replaced by Ricardo Quaresma in the 25th minute.

France nearly snatched a win in stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes when Andre-Pierre Gignac's shot rebounded off the post while Raphael Guerreiro hit the crossbar with a free kick for Portugal in extra-time.

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