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News and links for Monday, July 11, 2016.

Portugal v France - Final: UEFA Euro 2016 Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

I've really enjoyed The Independent's ( coverage of EURO 2016, so I'm actually just turning this into The Independent Fodder today. Enjoy their coverage of Portugal's win over France to become continental champions for the first time.

Portugal win Euro 2016: Eder goal seals victory over France despite Cristiano Ronaldo heartbreak | International | Sport | The Independent
So the one-man team become European champions, defeating the host nation without the one man they apparently could not win without. Portugal, for the first time, claimed a major title by defeating France in Paris, silencing the Stade de France with Eder’s extra-time goal in a game that had been memorable only for Cristiano Ronaldo’s tears after being stretchered off midway through the first-half.

Mick Jagger posts hilarious video from Euro 2016 final to show just how much fun he's having | People | News | The Independent
While the first half of the Euro 2016 final ended in sadness and heartbreak for Cristiano Ronaldo, Mick Jagger was having the time of his life.

Portugal vs France player ratings: Who was the star man as the Portuguese secured Euro 2016 throne in Paris? | International | Sport | The Independent
Portugal secured a remarkable victory over France to win Euro 2016 without Cristiano Ronaldo, injured for most of the match, with Eder's stunning extra-time strike the difference. The substitute struck the historic blow after 109 minutes, beating Hugo Lloris from distance to deflate the hosts and hand his side their first ever major honour. This final was a fitting an end to Euro 2016 - a cagey tournament punctuated by moments of magic.

Suspicious package blown up outside French football team's hotel hours before Euro 2016 final | International | Sport | The Independent
A controlled explosion has been carried out by police in Paris outside the hotel where the France national team are staying after a suspicious package was found, hours before the Euro 2016 final.

Euro 2016: 'We missed a unique opportunity,' France manager Didier Deschamps admits | International | Sport | The Independent
Didier Deschamps admitted France missed a ‘unique opportunity’ to be crowned European champions after losing the Euro 2016 final to Portugal in extra-time at the Stade de France.