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Portugal's journey to the Euro 2016 title

Portugal made the last 16 as one of the best third placed teams and despite their football not being easy on the eye, it has been effective.

(FromL) Portugal's defender Ricardo Carvalho, Portugal's midfielder Joao Moutinho, Portugal's forward Eder, Portugal's midfielder Renato Sanches, Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal's defender Fonte pose with the trophy on the pitch after they won the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG

Portugal are the winners of Euro 2016 after beating host nation France 1-0 in Paris last night.

They survived early scares in the group phase to secure a last 16 tie against fancied Croatia.

Often criticized due to a lack of flair, Fernando Santos has carved an effective game plan based on a solid and resolute defensive block.


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