Striker hails “amazing moment” after being crowned European champions.
The striker won the Golden Boot but Portugal broke French hearts with their extra-time winner in the final.
The 31-year-old was forced off through injury and instead cajoled his team-mates as they went on to win their first major tournament.
The Portugal superstar finally won the international honour he craved despite being carried off on a stretcher against France.
Underdogs Portugal are currently enduring a 10-match losing streak against France stretching back to 1975.
Coach Joachim Low has proposed a return to 16 nations in future to ensure more excitement.
Team now setting their sights on reaching 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The 41-year-old Premier League official becomes the second man to referee the Champions League and European finals in the same year.
Wales’ former manager Speed is in the thoughts of those who played under him.
Wales boss has no interest in succeeding Roy Hodgson.
The Wales manager feels his side have learned to cope with the ugly side of football.
The Southampton defender has started twice for his country in France.
Chris Coleman’s team take on Portugal in the semi-finals of Euro 2016 on Wednesday night.
Wales have ‘no fear’ ahead of first major tournament semi-final in their history.
Les Bleus were big winners in the quarter-finals and have home advantage.