Cristiano Ronaldo wept tears of despair then tears of joy as the Euro 2016 final took him on an emotional journey from his lowest low to the high of lifting Portugal's first major trophy. The 31-year-old Real Madrid superstar carried his country's ...
Reuters, 10/07 20:02 CET
PARIS (Reuters) â€“ Defender Pepe and midfielder William Carvalho returned to the Portugal side for the Euro 2016 final against hosts France who named an unchanged team on Sunday.
Pepe, who missed the semi-final against Wales through injury, was passed fit to return in place of Bruno Alves alongside Jose Fonte at the centre of the defence.
William Carvalho, suspended against Wales, was chosen ahead of Danilo as the holding player in midfield.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani will lead the Portuguese attack as usual.
France coach Didier Deschamps named an unchanged team for the third game running with an attacking 4-2-3-1 formation.
Samuel Umtiti will again partner Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the defence instead of Adil Rami with Blaise Matuidi and Paul Pogba playing in front of the back four.
(Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond)
euronews provides breaking news articles from Reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes.Copyright 2016 Reuters.
Sports,sport information,football,tennis,tournament,olympic games,world cup,F1