France’s road to Euro 2016 Final
France will take on Portugal on Sunday’s Final to lift the European Championship trophy for the third time
France will face Portugal on Sunday’s Final before they can lift the European Championship trophy for the third time. The fate of the match weighs largely on Antoine Griezmann, who has bounced back from that disappointment, scoring six goals, a feat no player had achieved at one tournament since France former player Michel Platini hit a record nine at the 1984 finals.
An inspired Dimitri Payet scored one goal and set up another Friday to help France beat Romania 2-1 and give the European Championship a start the host nation badly wanted.
Antoine Griezmann’s and Dimitri Payet’s late goals for France against Albania helped the hosts reach the second round of Euro 2016.
Switzerland followed France through to the last 16 of Euro 2016 by holding the host nation to a 0-0 draw in their final Group A match on Sunday after the unlucky French hit the woodwork three times on Sunday.
Hosts France came from behind to beat 10-man Ireland 2-1 and reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after two second-half strikes from forward Antoine Griezmann at Parc OL on Sunday.
France’s players immediately turned their minds to a semi-final with Germany on Thursday after putting Iceland to the sword in a 5-2 win at Euro 2016.
Two-goal Antoine Griezmann fired France into the Euro 2016 final on Thursday when a smash and grab 2-0 victory over a territorially dominant Germany ended 58 years of tournament suffering at the hands of their neighbours.