The much-anticipated EURO 2016 final will kick off between hosts France and Portugal in Saint-Denis, France, on July 10. After beating Germany 2-0, France will compete in its first final since its Euro 2000 victory. Meanwhile, the Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal ousted Gareth Bale’s Wales in the semifinal. This is also a long-awaited moment for Portugal after losing their previous final to Greece in 2004.
So, let’s take a close look at the two archrivals’ bittersweet journey to the Euro 2016 final.
The French team celebrate after the UEFA Euro 2016 semifinal match between Germany and France at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, July 7, 2016. [Photo/IC]