• Chelsea star Courtois accused of being a traitor in Belgium’s dressing room

    Chelsea star Courtois accused of being a traitor in Belgium’s dressing room

    Belgium’s former head coach Marc Wilmots has suggested that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was leaking team information during Euro 2016.

    Wilmots was sacked after the tournament as Belgium were dumped out at the quarter-final stage by Wales.

    Courtois was critical of Wilmots’ tactics during the competition and was involved in a bust-up with the 47-year-old in the dressing room following the defeat to Chris Coleman’s side.

    And when asked about rumours that Belgium’s team line-ups were being leaked by Courtois to his father, […]

  • Pepe was the best player at Euro 2016, not Griezmann – Ronaldo

    Pepe was the best player at Euro 2016, not Griezmann – Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo believes Portugal and Real Madrid team-mate Pepe should have been named the Player of the Tournament at Euro 2016 ahead of Antoine Griezmann.

    France international Griezmann netted six goals along with two assists to scoop the best player prize and the Golden Boot, but his side were beaten by Portugal in the final of the competition.

    Pepe was central to that triumph, and Ronaldo – who featured alongside him in the Team of the Tournament – claims the 33-year-old defender […]

  • Euro 2016 helped bring smiles back to France despite defeat – Giroud

    Euro 2016 helped bring smiles back to France despite defeat – Giroud

    Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has said France’s defeat to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final left “a little scar tissue in our hearts.”

    Giroud scored three goals to help the hosts reach the final, but they were beaten 1-0 after extra time in Paris.

    But the forward said the national team had generated a positive reaction in a country that had been stunned by the terrorist attacks on the capital in November.

    “We really wanted to do a good tournament to give them […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo to have airport named after him in honour of his and Portugal’s success at Euro 2016

    Cristiano Ronaldo to have airport named after him in honour of his and Portugal’s success at Euro 2016

    31 year old Cristiano Ronaldo who already has a bronze statue, a museum and a hotel named after him in Funchal – his birthplace and the capital of Madeira is to have the international airport in Madeira, Portugal named after him following his and Portugal’s success at the just concluded Euro 2016.

    President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, on Friday confirmed that the island’s main international airport will be renamed the Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo airport.

    According to Miguel Albuquerque, the decision is an […]

  • C.Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann & Renato Sanches win the awards at Euro 2016 (Full List)

    C.Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann & Renato Sanches win the awards at Euro 2016 (Full List)

    Euro 2016 finished on Sunday with Portugal emerging as winners but Portugal’s heroics diverted attention from the awards given at the end of the tournament. Here’s a list of awards at the just concluded Euro 2016 Championship in France.

    Awards:

    -UEFA EURO 2016 Player of the Tournament: Antoine Griezmann (France)

    -Young Player of the Tournament presented by SOCAR: Renato Sanches (Portugal)

    -UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Golden Boot: Antoine Griezmann (France)

    -UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Silver Boot: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

    -UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Bronze Boot: Olivier […]

  • More Than a Captain! C.Ronaldo Gifts His Euro 2016 Silver Boot Award to Nani (Photos)

    More Than a Captain! C.Ronaldo Gifts His Euro 2016 Silver Boot Award to Nani (Photos)

    What do you do with your Silver Boot award if you’re Cristiano Ronaldo? Give it to Nani of course! The Valencia winger has thanked his former Man. United teammate for the gift following Portugal’s Euro 2016 final win over France

    Real Madrid superstar and Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo must have been in a particularly generous mood after his country’s 1-0 win over France in the star-studded Euro 2016 final on Sunday.

    Ronaldo came off after 25 minutes due to injury and was […]

  • Tottenham players most involved of any Premier League club at Euro 2016

    Tottenham players most involved of any Premier League club at Euro 2016

    Tottenham Hotspur players racked up more minutes at Euro 2016 than those from any other Premier League club.

    The English top flight was by far the most heavily-represented domestic division at the tournament, with 106 of the 552 players who travelled to France currently plying their trade there.

    And a Press Association survey found that Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs clocked up a total of 3,544 minutes — over 900 more than their north London rivals Arsenal, the English club with the second-most minutes […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo hails Portugal’s ‘unforgettable’ Euro 2016 title victory

    Cristiano Ronaldo hails Portugal’s ‘unforgettable’ Euro 2016 title victory

    An ecstatic Cristiano Ronaldo hailed Portugal’s Euro 2016 triumph as an “unforgettable” experience, and called his side’s 1-0 defeat of France in Sunday’s final one of the happiest moments of his career.

    The Real Madrid superstar limped off in the 25th minute of the tournament’s deciding game at the Stade de France with a left knee injury, but his absence did not prevent Portugal from overcoming the hosts in extra time thanks to a thunderous strike from substitute Eder in the […]

  • Portugal welcomed home by fans after Euro 2016 victory over France (photos)

    Portugal welcomed home by fans after Euro 2016 victory over France (photos)

    Portugal’s players were greeted by tens of thousands of people on arrival in Lisbon a day after the team won the European Championship for their first major trophy.

    Dozens of airport staff gathered on the tarmac to cheer on the players as they arrived from France just after midday on Monday.

    Captain Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Fernando Santos held the cup up to great cheers upon stepping out of the plane.

    Thousands of people packed the streets around the airport to greet the […]

  • France will come back stronger after Euro 2016 heartbreak – Sissoko

    France will come back stronger after Euro 2016 heartbreak – Sissoko

    While bemoaning France’s lack of luck in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final defeat to Portugal, disappointed midfielder Moussa Sissoko said his team-mates will come back stronger.

    Hosts France were unable to make it over the final hurdle in their bid for a third European Championship crown at the Stade de France, stunned 1-0 by Portugal after extra time in Paris.

    Despite losing captain Cristiano Ronaldo to injury in the first half, Portugal emerged triumphant thanks to substitute Eder’s 109th-minute strike, after Sissoko had […]

  • Pepe named Euro 2016 final Man of the Match

    Pepe named Euro 2016 final Man of the Match

    Pepe was named Man of the Match after a stout defensive display helped Portugal beat France 1-0 after extra time to win Euro 2016.

    Substitute Eder struck in the second half of extra time to secure victory, with Portugal having to play the majority of the match without injured captain Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday.

    France came into the game as the tournament’s top scorers and boasted the leading marksman in Antoine Griezmann.

    But Pepe and defensive partner Jose Fonte kept a dangerous France […]