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Euro 2016: Portugal jubilate as team beat France in final

Portugal football fans have erupted into jubilation as their team beat hosts France in the Euro 2016 final 1-0, securing their first major title and spoiling the party in Paris.

Many supporters, both at the Stade de France and back in Portugal, could not quite believe what they were seeing.

But it was a night of drama and bitter disappointment for the French.

A number of people were arrested, many during violence at the Fanzone near the Eiffel Tower.

Teargas was used as fans denied entry into the packed zone before the match pelted police with bottles.

More arrests were made for public order offences outside the Stade de France stadium.

Portuguese fans immediately took to social media sites after the final whistle to express their delight.

The triumph was especially sweet because Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who was seen as the main threat by the French – was forced to leave the game after picking an injury in the first half.


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