Saturday, 9 July 2016

UEFA EURO 2016 final tournament schedule

UEFA EURO 2016 final tournament schedule


What day is the Euro 2016 final?

It's on Sunday, July 10. Put a big, red circle in your diary.

Where is it being held?

Paris! The Stade de France will host the final.


Cristiano Ronaldo 

Ronaldo chases international glory to add to all his club triumphs Credit: AFP

What time is kick-off?

It's at 8pm BST.

What TV channel will be showing the final?

Because it's the final both BBC1 and ITV1 will be showing the match. Both programmes start at 7pm but while the Beeb runs until 10.30pm, ITV keeps going until 10.45pm. But then again, you'll have to put up with adverts. The choice is yours.

How did France reach the final?

Group A

France 2 Romania 1 France 2 Albania 0 France 0 Switzerland 0

Group A


Last 16

France 2 Ireland 1


France 5 Iceland 2


France 2 Germany 0

 France overcame Germany in the semi-final in Marseille

 France overcame Germany in the semi-final in Marseille Credit: AFP

How did Portugal reach the final?

Group B

Portugal 1 Iceland 1
Portugal 0 Austria 0
Portugal 3 Hungary 3

Group F


Last 16

Portugal 1 Croatia 0 (a.e.t)


Portugal 1 Poland 1 (5-3 on pens)


Portugal vs Poland
Portugal needed penalties to get past Poland Credit: REUTERS


Portugal 2 Wales 0

What are they saying?

"We found it tough but we didn't give up," France coach Didier Deschamps said as he celebrated the 2-0 win in Marseille.
Deschamps hailed Germany as "a great team." The World Cup holders easily dominated possession in the match.
"There is quality in this German team. And when they don't have the ball it gets even more complicated. We had the best team in the world opposite us."
Deschamps has led France to the final on home soil
Deschamps has led France to the final on home soil Credit: REUTERS
Deschamps said he felt "so much joy, and happiness for the players because they deserved" the win and the players had felt the support of the French nation.
"Before we came to the stadium we saw people going crazy - they are going to be even crazier on Sunday.
"I've always believed in my players. The ones I chose to form this group have repaid me handsomely, this is their story, their victory."
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo consoled Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale after the semi-final victory over Wales.
"I congratulated them on their run," Ronaldo said. "They had an amazing run. They were the shining star here, the revelation team.
"I wished them good luck and as for the rest I would rather not say."
Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale
Ronaldo and Bale after their semi-final Credit: REX
Portugal coach Fernando Santos revealed after the win that he had challenged his players to make the final.
"I called my players together in the bowels of the Stade de France and told them that our goal was to be right back here two years later for the final of Euro 2016," he said.
"We're not the best team in the world, but we know that we are not pushovers, either. We work hard. And above all, we are a team. A team of 23, plus all the fans too."

What is the team news?

France have no suspended players going into Sunday's final.
William Carvalho returns from suspension for Portugal and he could replace Danilo in central midfield, while Pepe is expected to recover from a thigh problem in time to return to the defence, but there is time for that prognosis to change.

What are the odds?

France 19/20
Draw 2/1
Portugal 7/2



France were favourites before the tournament and are hitting their best form at just the right time. Portugal have made hard work of the road to Paris - even though Cristiano Ronaldo remains a matchwinner without peer - but Didier Deschamps' side will surely complete the job in front of their home fans in Paris
France 2 Portugal 1

My Prediction 

Portugal 3 France 1

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