Euro 2016: le plus grand Portugal de tous les temps

Cette Selecão restera à coup sûr dans la légende! Au Stade de France, elle a battu la France chez elle. Excusez du peu! Le Portugal a ainsi écrit la plus belle page de son histoire!
10 juil. 2016, 23:57
Le Portugal a fêté son premier titre à Paris.

Il faut s'y résoudre, le sport professionnel est un monde dans lequel les bisounours et les romantiques n'ont plus leur place. Le résultat, rien que le résultat. Gagner, à tout prix, coûte que coûte. Peu importe la manière.

Avec le jeu et le spectacle comme grille de lecture, on peut adresser bien des reproches à ce Portugal champion d'Europe. On peut lui dire qu'il a gâché son talent, qu'il a pourri ses matches, qu'il s'est comporté comme un vulgaire et froid calculateur.

Mais la Seleção en a-t-elle quelque chose à faire de ces critiques, justifiées ou non ? Et son public, ce public tellement passionné de football, accroché durant des décennies à sa foi en ces joueurs pétri de talent mais jamais victorieux ? Non, les Portugais n'en ont cure. Lundi matin, ils se réveilleront - pour ceux qui se seront couchés - champions d'Europe. Et les titres, dans l'univers du sport de compétition, ça compte beaucoup...

Le procès ouvert contre la Seleção de Fernando Santos est en ce sens déplacé. D'ailleurs, qui peut affirmer aujourd'hui que l'URSS de 1960, l'Italie de 1968 ou la Tchécoslovaquie de 1976 étaient allées au bout en favorisant un football offensif et en privilégiant le spectacle ? Comment avait joué le Danemark de 1992 ? Comme la France de 2000 ou plutôt la Grèce de 2004 ?

A terme, la mémoire collective se contrefout des détails et se contente de la lecture d'un palmarès pour déterminer qui était, à un moment précis, une grande équipe ou qui ne l'était pas.

Le Portugal, cette terre de football trop longtemps privée de récompense, a été une grande équipe en 2016. Peut-être moins belle et séduisante que celle d'Eusebio dans les années 1960, que celle de Chalana dans les années 1970 ou que celle qui a excellé, avec Figo et Rui Costa, pendant dix ans entre 1996 et 2006.

Mais, en tant que championne d'Europe, cette Seleção - sans Cristiano Ronaldo ! - est devenue la plus grande de la riche histoire de son football national. N'en déplaise aux bisounours et aux romantiques.

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France's supporters react to the loss of their team at a live broadcast of the Euro 2016 European Soccer Championships Final between Portugal and France, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi)
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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is beaten by Portugal's Eder scoring the opening goal, during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is beaten by Portugal's Eder scoring the opening goal, during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) ©KEYSTONE
Portugal's Eder, centre, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Portugal's Eder, centre, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) ©KEYSTONE
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Portugal's Eder fights for the ball against France's Andre Pierre Gignac during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Portugal's Eder fights for the ball against France's Andre Pierre Gignac during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) ©KEYSTONE
Portugal's Eder, left, heads a ball on the goal during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Portugal's Eder, left, heads a ball on the goal during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) ©KEYSTONE
Portugal's Eder, center, scores the opening goal during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Portugal's Eder, center, scores the opening goal during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) ©KEYSTONE
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Portugal's Eder celebrates with team mates, after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016 (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Portugal's Eder celebrates with team mates, after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016 (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) ©KEYSTONE
Portugal coach Fernando Santos shouts during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Portugal coach Fernando Santos shouts during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) ©KEYSTONE
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, third left, holds his knee as he sits on the bench during extra time of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, third left, holds his knee as he sits on the bench during extra time of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) ©KEYSTONE
France coach Didier Deschamps claps with France's Dimitri Payet after he was substituted during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
France coach Didier Deschamps claps with France's Dimitri Payet after he was substituted during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) ©KEYSTONE
Supporters watches on giant screens the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France in the Paris fan zone, France, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Supporters watches on giant screens the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France in the Paris fan zone, France, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) ©KEYSTONE
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Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma performs a scissor kick beside France's Bacary Sagna, right, during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma performs a scissor kick beside France's Bacary Sagna, right, during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) ©KEYSTONE
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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris jumps for the ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris jumps for the ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) ©KEYSTONE
France coach Didier Deschamps embraces France's Dimitri Payet after he was substituted during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
France coach Didier Deschamps embraces France's Dimitri Payet after he was substituted during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) ©KEYSTONE
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Portugal's Adrien Silva, left, fights for the ball with France's Paul Pogba during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Portugal's Adrien Silva, left, fights for the ball with France's Paul Pogba during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) ©KEYSTONE
France's Paul Pogba, left, jumps for the ball with Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio, center, during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016.  (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
France's Paul Pogba, left, jumps for the ball with Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio, center, during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) ©KEYSTONE
France's supporters cheer their team, during the live broadcast of the Euro 2016 European Soccer Championships Final between Portugal and France, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi)
France's supporters cheer their team, during the live broadcast of the Euro 2016 European Soccer Championships Final between Portugal and France, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi) ©KEYSTONE
Portugal's supporters cheer their team, during the live broadcast of the Euro 2016 European Soccer Championships Final between Portugal and France, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi)
Portugal's supporters cheer their team, during the live broadcast of the Euro 2016 European Soccer Championships Final between Portugal and France, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi) ©KEYSTONE
epa05419093 Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal gets medical attention during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.......(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)  EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI   EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05419093 Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal gets medical attention during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.......(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.) EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio jumps for a ball headed by France's Antoine Griezmann, right,  during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio jumps for a ball headed by France's Antoine Griezmann, right, during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) ©KEYSTONE
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo lies on the pitch in pain during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo lies on the pitch in pain during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) ©KEYSTONE
epa05419186 Portugal's coach Fernando Manuel Costa Santos reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.......(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)  EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI   EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05419186 Portugal's coach Fernando Manuel Costa Santos reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.......(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.) EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
epa05419177 Moussa Sissoko (C) of France in action against Portuguese players Joao Mario (L) and Nani (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)  EPA/SRDJAN SUKI   EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05419177 Moussa Sissoko (C) of France in action against Portuguese players Joao Mario (L) and Nani (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.) EPA/SRDJAN SUKI EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
epa05419194 Olivier Giroud of France in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)  EPA/FILIP SINGER   EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05419194 Olivier Giroud of France in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.) EPA/FILIP SINGER EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
epa05419224 Dimitri Payet (L) of France and Pepe of Portugal in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)  EPA/FILIP SINGER   EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05419224 Dimitri Payet (L) of France and Pepe of Portugal in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.) EPA/FILIP SINGER EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio jumps for the ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio jumps for the ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) ©KEYSTONE
Portugal's Nani, centre, controls the ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Portugal's Nani, centre, controls the ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) ©KEYSTONE
A steward holds a man who ran onto the pitch  during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
A steward holds a man who ran onto the pitch during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) ©KEYSTONE
epa05419387 Antoine Griezmann (C) of France in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)  EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH   EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05419387 Antoine Griezmann (C) of France in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.) EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio, center, catches a ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio, center, catches a ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) ©KEYSTONE
France's Dimitri Payet, left, holds off Portugal's Renato Sanches during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
France's Dimitri Payet, left, holds off Portugal's Renato Sanches during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) ©KEYSTONE
France coach Didier Deschamps claps with France's Dimitri Payet after he was substituted during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
France coach Didier Deschamps claps with France's Dimitri Payet after he was substituted during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) ©KEYSTONE
French President Francois Hollande arrives fir the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, Pool)
French President Francois Hollande arrives fir the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, Pool) ©KEYSTONE
France's Antoine Griezmann, left, jumps for the ball with Portugal's William Carvalho during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
France's Antoine Griezmann, left, jumps for the ball with Portugal's William Carvalho during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) ©KEYSTONE
epa05419427 Portugal's head coach Fernando Santos during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.......(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)  EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES   EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05419427 Portugal's head coach Fernando Santos during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.......(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.) EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
epa05419446 Goalkeeper Rui Patricio of Portugal in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)  EPA/FILIP SINGER   EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05419446 Goalkeeper Rui Patricio of Portugal in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016.....(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.) EPA/FILIP SINGER EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris jumps for the ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris jumps for the ball during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) ©KEYSTONE