Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will face France in the Euro 2016 final after the tournament hosts beat world champions Germany 2-0 on Thursday evening.
France’s Griezmann once more irrepressible with two goals against and he was the lead scorer in this tournament with 6 goals followed by Ronaldo with 3 goals.
So it was contest between No. 7 vs No. 7 in the final and in the race of the highest scorer also but Ronaldo may not cross the Griezmann 6 goals as Portugal played in this tournament.
Date, time and venue
Portugal will face France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris on Sunday July 10 and in India it’s July 11, 12:30 AM.
1984 European Championship. The 1998 World Cup. The 2016 European Championship? France is closing in on a third straight major tournament win on home soil after beating world champion Germany 2-0.
Portugal may have preferred to face Germany, given its record against France. Portugal has not beaten France in 10 games, and it’s lost two semifinals, at Euro 2000 and the 2006 World Cup (both decided on penalties).
Recent results between the two European giants doesn’t bode well for the Portuguese, with their last victory over the French coming in March, 1975.
Santos has made Portugal so hard to beat. In his 13 competitive matches in charge, Portugal has won nine and drawn four.
“We try to pass our experience because we have been through a lot of the things which are new to the younger ones,” he said.
Ronaldo said: ‘Now 12 years have gone by and now we are going to play another final. I am very proud of that. I have always dreamed of winning for Portugal, I hope it is our turn now.’
LAST 10 MATCHES BETWEEN PORTUGAL AND FRANCE
Mar 8 1978 France v Portugal L 2-0 Friendly
Feb 16 1983 Portugal v France L 0-3 Friendly
Jun 23 1984 France v Portugal L 3-2 Euros
Jan 24 1996 France v Portugal L 3-2 Friendly
Jan 22 1997 Portugal v France L 0-2 Friendly
Jun 28 2000 France v Portugal L 2-1 Euros
Apr 25 2001 France v Portugal L 4-0 Friendly
Jul 5 2006 France v Portugal L 1-0 World Cup
Oct 11 2014 France v Portugal L 2-1 Friendly
Sep 4 2015 Portugal v France L 0-1 Friendly
What are the odds?
Portgual : Patricio, Cedric, Fonte, Eliseu, Danilo, Sanches, Mario, Moutinho, Ronaldo, Nani.
France: Lloris; Sagna, Umtiti, Koscielny, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi; Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud.
|Match||Portugal vs France – Euro 2016 Final|
|DATE||Sunday, 10th July 2016|
|KICKOFF TIME||9-00 PM Local Time (10 July June), 12-30 AM IST (11 July)|
|TV CHANNELS||Sony Six, Sony Six HD (India) ESPN & ESPN Deportes (Spanish) (USA) ITV & BBC (UK) TF1 & beIN Sports (France) Telecinco (Spain)|
Prediction, As per current form of France it looks like they will win the title and they will straight third major tournament which they were hosted.
Portugal never beat France in any major tournament and the last 10 meetings it was in 1975 when Portugal beat France in the major tournament.
But in this tournament as Portugal played ans as their record in last 13 matches it shows that ts hard to beat Portugal. After 2014 Santos joined Portugal as a coach and after that team looks like hard to beat.
They played few draws in that 13 matches but not any loss in their last 13 matches so it would be great contest of the two big European teams.
So as per the past performance France have good chance to win the title but as we showed in this tournament that all the past performance proven wrong, as France beat Germany after 58 years, Germany beat Italy first time in the major tournament and so many.
So it was 50-50 for both of the team and we will see great fight between this two European giants. As per us Portugal may win the title and Ronaldo may retire from international after this winning this trophy for the nation.