Euro 2016

Euro 2016 tournament in France generated $1.29 bn, study says

The Euro 2016 football tournament hosted by France over the summer had an economic impact of 1.22 billion euros (1.29 billion dollars), a study released Tuesday said.

Portugal defy the critics with Euro title - even without Ronaldo

Portugal defied the critics to win Euro 2016 with a defensive game plan and just one victory in 90 minutes from their seven games. And they clinched the title even without superstar Cristiano...

Portugal claim Euro 2016 over hosts France despite Ronaldo injury

Portugal overcame an injury to superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to capture their first major football title when they beat hosts France 1-0 on Sunday on an extra-time winner from substitute Eder.

Tearful Ronaldo forced off injured in Euro final first half

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off with a knee injury midway through the first half of the Euro 2016 final against France on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic, Cech quit but other stars leave future open after Euro

For Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech Euro 2016 was their last international showing. But many others such as Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Germany captain...

Biggest Euros lack class but has drama, upsets - and fans make up

The biggest ever European Championship saw plenty of tight games, but that was less the result of high-class play and more to do with a safety-first approach not only adopted by limited newcomers...

Ronaldo seeks more greatness with first Portugal title at last

For his Portugal coach Fernando Santos, Cristiano Ronaldo is "the best player in the world. That's it."

Pepe returns to training, Ronaldo expects "very complicated" final

Defender Pepe returned to Portugal training on Friday after recovering from a thigh muscle problem in a boost for the team ahead of the Euro 2016 final against hosts France.

Schweinsteiger future unclear after Euro loss

The gas appears to have finally run of Bastian Schweinsteiger's tank at the Euro 2016 semi-final loss and now the Germany captain may have to make a difficult decision on his future.

Deschamps relishing moment as pride restored to France

France stunned World Cup winners Germany in the Euro 2016 semi-finals Thursday and are now wanting to go all the way against Portugal in Sunday's final.

Loew left rueing ill-fortune as Germany fall short in Euro semi

Germany coach Joachim Loew insisted the better team lost when France downed the World Cup winners to reach the Euro 2016 final with a shock victory.

Griezmann at the double as hosts France stun Germany in Euros

A double from Antoine Griezmann and an intense first-half rearguard action saw hosts France stun World Cup champions Germany 2-0 in Marseille Thursday to set up a Euro 2016 final against Portugal...

Portugal beat Wales 2-0 into Euro final; Ronaldo equals scoring mark

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled the all-time tournament scoring record and set up the other goal as Portugal beat Wales 2-0 on Wednesday for a place in the final of Euro 2016.

Schweinsteiger returns for Germany's semi-final clash with France

Captain Bastian Schweinsteiger is fit and will start Germany's Euro 2016 semi-final with France on Thursday, coach Joachim Loew has confirmed.

Deschamps settled on plan ahead of biggest Euro challenge yet

France coach Didier Deschamps unsurprisingly refused to reveal his tactical plan ahead of Thursday's Euro 2016 semi-final with Germany but said he has decided on what system will be used in the...