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Portugal 1-0 France (aet) – Star names of the Euro 2016 final

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The dust has now settled on France 2016, and UEFA's European Championships will be mothballed until 2020. Eder was the final's unlikely hero, his injury time piledriver handing Portugal their first...

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Euro 2016: Scratch That, Antoine Griezmann Is Your Official UEFA Player Of The Tournament

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Remember what we said about Dimitri Payet being named Player of the Tournament at Euro 2016? Well, you can go ahead and forget it.

Turns out Pies, like several other sites, got all confuzzled by the same press statement emitted by UEFA in which they appeared to ordain Payet as their player of the tournament by way of finishing on top of their special 'performance barometer'.

Euro 2016: Dimitri Payet Named Player Of The Tournament After Finishing Top Of UEFA’s Stat Barometer

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Dimitri Payet has been named as the best player at Euro 2016 after finishing the tournament on top ofUEFA's 'player barometer', i.e, the aggregator they've usedto process performance statistics since day one.

Payet got off to a flying start be scoringthe winning goal for France in the opening match against Romania, scoring twice more in Les Bleus' run to the final.

4-2-3-1 vs Portugal: Arsenal duo to start for France, predicted lineups, live stream

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: Sunday, 10th July 2016

Time: 20:00 BST

Venue: The Stade de France, Paris

Live Stream: Watch France vs Portugal online

Portugal have ridden their luck en-route to the Euro 2016 final.

Giroud hails dogged France after Albania scare

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Marseille (AFP) Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud hailed France's never-say-die attitude after a last-gasp 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday sent the hosts into the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Giroud missed a few real chances for Les Bleus, notably hitting the base of the upright with a second-half header at a packed Stade Velodrome in Marseille where second-half substitute Antoine Griezmann broke the deadlock in the 90th minute.

Giroud hails dogged France after Albania scare

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Marseille (AFP) Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud hailed France's never-say-die attitude after a last-gasp 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday sent the hosts into the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Giroud missed a few real chances for Les Bleus, notably hitting the base of the upright with a second-half header at a packed Stade Velodrome in Marseille where second-half substitute Antoine Griezmann broke the deadlock in the 90th minute.

Deschamps shuffles pack, drops Pogba, Griezmann

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Marseille (AFP) Didier Deschamps opted to shuffle his cards for France's Euro 2016 Group A tie against Albania in Marseille on Wednesday.

Juventus star Paul Pogba and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann have been dropped, although both are expected to feature for France later in the tournament.

Deschamps shuffles pack, drops Pogba, Griezmann

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Marseille (AFP) Didier Deschamps opted to shuffle his cards for France's Euro 2016 Group A tie against Albania in Marseille on Wednesday.

Juventus star Paul Pogba and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann have been dropped, although both are expected to feature for France later in the tournament.

Euro 2016 top scorer odds: Who will win the Golden Boot? 11 favourites, four outsiders

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France defeat Dutch on night of Cruyff emotion

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France claimed an exciting 3-2 friendly win over the Netherlands on a night of emotion in Amsterdam on Friday, the day after Dutch legend Johan Cruyff died at the age of 68.

The match at the Amsterdam ArenA was preceded by a minute's silence in memory of the 31 people killed and 300 injured in the Brussels attacks on Tuesday.

France defeat Dutch on night of Cruyff emotion

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France claimed an exciting 3-2 friendly win over the Netherlands on a night of emotion in Amsterdam on Friday, the day after Dutch legend Johan Cruyff died at the age of 68.

The match at the Amsterdam ArenA was preceded by a minute's silence in memory of the 31 people killed and 300 injured in the Brussels attacks on Tuesday.

Atletico Madrid

Griezmann brace, Arsenal forward impresses in France 2-1 Ireland

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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 to move into the last eight of Euro 2016 on Sunday in Lyon.

France manager Didier Deschamps has made four changes to his side that drew 0-0 with Switzerland in their last match with Dimitri Payet, Blaise Matuidi, N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud all returning to the starting XI.

Griezmann, Payet save France blushes against Albania

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Marseille (AFP) Antoine Griezmann struck late on before Dimitri Payet added a second in injury time as hosts France secured their ticket to the last 16 of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday.

France began their bid for a first European Championship title in 16 years with a nervous 2-1 win over Romania last Friday.

Griezmann, Payet save France blushes against Albania

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Marseille (AFP) Antoine Griezmann struck late on before Dimitri Payet added a second in injury time as hosts France secured their ticket to the last 16 of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday.

France began their bid for a first European Championship title in 16 years with a nervous 2-1 win over Romania last Friday.

Tuesday Kickoff: Messi, Simeone and more

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Copa America favorites Argentina didn't need their biggest star in Monday's win over Chile, but the team's leading attacker appears to be on track to return forLa Albiceleste's next match.

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said Lionel Messi will be ready for the squad's Group D meeting with Panama on June 10, barring a setback.

Griezmann one of the world’s top three – Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed star forward Antoine Griezmann as "one of the best three players in the world" as Atletico prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid in next Saturday's Champions League final.

Griezmann has enjoyed his best ever goal-scoring season with 32 goals in all competitions.

Griezmann one of the world’s top three – Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed star forward Antoine Griezmann as "one of the best three players in the world" as Atletico prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid in next Saturday's Champions League final.

Griezmann has enjoyed his best ever goal-scoring season with 32 goals in all competitions.

Griezmann one of the world’s top three – Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed star forward Antoine Griezmann as "one of the best three players in the world" as Atletico prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid in next Saturday's Champions League final.

Griezmann has enjoyed his best ever goal-scoring season with 32 goals in all competitions.

Griezmann one of the world’s top three – Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed star forward Antoine Griezmann as "one of the best three players in the world" as Atletico prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid in next Saturday's Champions League final.

Griezmann has enjoyed his best ever goal-scoring season with 32 goals in all competitions.

Chelsea's €100m target confirms holding talks over mega deal

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Long term Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he wants to stay with his present club Atletico Madrid and talks are underway over a new deal.

The 25-year-old French winger scored his 22nd goal on Saturday as Atletico beat Celta Vigo 2-0 to finish third in the table, three points behind La Liga champions Barcelona.

Antoine Griezmann unfazed by criticism of Atletico Madrid’s ‘ugly’ style

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Atletico Madrid forwardAntoine Griezmann doesn't care about the criticism heaped on his side by disgruntled opponents.

Most recently, Arturo Vidal labeled Atletico's style as "ugly football" after Bayern Munich were sent crashing out of the Champions League by the Spanish club.

Despite dominating the return fixture at the Allianz Arena where the German side had 72.

Antoine Griezmann unfazed by criticism of Atletico Madrid’s ‘ugly’ style

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Atletico Madrid forwardAntoine Griezmann doesn't care about the criticism heaped on his side by disgruntled opponents.

Most recently, Arturo Vidal labeled Atletico's style as "ugly football" after Bayern Munich were sent crashing out of the Champions League by the Spanish club.

Despite dominating the return fixture at the Allianz Arena where the German side had 72.

Champions League: Diego Simeone Gets Slap Happy As Atletico Madrid Down Bayern Munich (Video)

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Poor old Pep Guardiola, who, on Tuesday night, saw his final chance of leading Bayern Munich to Champions League glory snuffed out by awell-drilled Atletico Madrid side. Victorious boss Diego Simeone, on the other hand, was once again at his theatrical best, even giving one of his own staff a meaty slap towards the end.

Gareth Bale hits Real Madrid winner; Griezmann puts Atletico top

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Gareth Bale's thunderous header 10 minutes from time inspired an under-strength Real Madrid to a hard-fought 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Saturday.

However, Real remain a point behind Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga after Antoine Griezmann scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to hand them an equally nervy 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

Gareth Bale hits Real Madrid winner; Griezmann puts Atletico top

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Gareth Bale's thunderous header 10 minutes from time inspired an under-strength Real Madrid to a hard-fought 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Saturday.

However, Real remain a point behind Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga after Antoine Griezmann scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to hand them an equally nervy 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

Atletico Madrid discussion: What does the future hold for Diego Simeone?

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Antoine Griezmann squashes transfer speculation, commits future to Atletico Madrid

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Antoine Griezmann has been one of the standout players in Europe this season scoring 19 goals in all competitions for Atletico Madrid.

His outstanding performances have once again led to the former Real Sociedadforward being linked with a move away from the Vicente Calderon next season just two years after his arrival in the Spanish capital.

Antoine Griezmann squashes transfer speculation, commits future to Atletico Madrid

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Antoine Griezmann has been one of the standout players in Europe this season scoring 19 goals in all competitions for Atletico Madrid.

His outstanding performances have once again led to the former Real Sociedadforward being linked with a move away from the Vicente Calderon next season just two years after his arrival in the Spanish capital.

Simeone hints at possible Griezmann transfer amid Premier League interest

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone hasn't completely ruled out the departure of star forward Antoine Griezmann, but has revealed talks are ongoing between the player and the club.

Antoine Griezmann should be considered among the world’s best players

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Playing up front for Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side cannot be easy. After all, in a team which is so focused on forging a cohesive shape, clearing danger quickly and frustrating opponents, attacking incision often seems as though it's a secondary concern. But over the years the Madrid side have had special attacking players who have added the gloss to this style of soccer.

Antoine Griezmann should be considered among the world’s best players

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Playing up front for Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side cannot be easy. After all, in a team which is so focused on forging a cohesive shape, clearing danger quickly and frustrating opponents, attacking incision often seems as though it's a secondary concern. But over the years the Madrid side have had special attacking players who have added the gloss to this style of soccer.

European Soccer

Thursday Kickoff: Vardy, Griezmann and more

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Two high-profile strikers will be returning to their respective clubs next season, while a former Manchester United star is coming out of retirement.

Leicester City and Jamie Vardy have agreed to terms on a new contract that will keep the 29-year-old at the King Power Stadium until 2020. The Englishman notched 24 goals in the Premier League last season.

Wednesday Kickoff: Liverpool-Stoke City; Ramires; El Shaarawy and more

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One half of this year's Capital One Cup final was established in thrilling fashion on Tuesday, whileseveral players were on the move as the January window starts to creep towards its close.

Liverpool defeated Stoke City 0-1 (6-5 on penalty kicks) at Anfield in Tuesday's second leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal.

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Payet beats out Martial to France starting spot in Euro

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Paris (AFP) West Ham's mercurial playmaker Dimitri Payet edged out Manchester United's Anthony Martial to start France's Euro 2016 opener against Romania in Paris on Friday.

Payet crowned a series of impressive displays since earning a recall to the French team in March with a stunning last minute free-kick to beat Cameroon 3-2 in Les Bleus' penultimate warm-up game in Nantes 10 days ago.

Payet beats out Martial to France starting spot in Euro

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Paris (AFP) West Ham's mercurial playmaker Dimitri Payet edged out Manchester United's Anthony Martial to start France's Euro 2016 opener against Romania in Paris on Friday.

Payet crowned a series of impressive displays since earning a recall to the French team in March with a stunning last minute free-kick to beat Cameroon 3-2 in Les Bleus' penultimate warm-up game in Nantes 10 days ago.

Zidane, Simeone stick to Champions League script

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Milan (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and Atletico counterpart Diego Simeone kept to the script with no real surprises in their respective line-ups for the Champions League final at Milan's San Siro on Saturday.

French striker Karim Benzema will spearhead the hosts' attack flanked by Cristiano Ronaldo and Welshman Gareth Bale, in front of a three-man midfield composed of Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos.

Zidane, Simeone stick to Champions League script

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Milan (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and Atletico counterpart Diego Simeone kept to the script with no real surprises in their respective line-ups for the Champions League final at Milan's San Siro on Saturday.

French striker Karim Benzema will spearhead the hosts' attack flanked by Cristiano Ronaldo and Welshman Gareth Bale, in front of a three-man midfield composed of Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos.

Youthful France capable of beating anyone – Varane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane is confident Les Bleus have the right mixture of youth and experience to lead them to victory on home soil at Euro 2016.

Varane, 23, is one of a number of talented younger players including Juventus' Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rival Antoine Griezmann who will carry French hopes of replicating their success of winning the Euros and World Cup at home in 1984 and 1998 respectively.

Youthful France capable of beating anyone – Varane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane is confident Les Bleus have the right mixture of youth and experience to lead them to victory on home soil at Euro 2016.

Varane, 23, is one of a number of talented younger players including Juventus' Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid rival Antoine Griezmann who will carry French hopes of replicating their success of winning the Euros and World Cup at home in 1984 and 1998 respectively.

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Antoine Griezmann, Is he the right man for Manchester United?

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Let's be honest here Manchester United's reported interest in Antoine Griezmann isn't really anything new. Rumours of interest from Old Trafford date back even to last summer, where it was reported United were keen on taking the Frenchman on board. As we head into the summer transfer window with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly already seemingly on board, Antoine Griezmann could be set to become Jose Mourinho's third signing at the Theatre of Dreams.