Down to two. After a wild Euro 2016 tournament there are two teams left standing, Portugal and host team France. Keep reading for all the details on how these two teams reached this prestigious championship game.
The 2016 Euro Championships have been full of excitement. There have been shutouts, shootouts, blowouts and blowups. Ultimately, after several upsets and a few predictable wins, there are two teams left standing heading into the finals. Led by the dashing Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal will go to war with France in Stade de France for the championship. Let’s take a closer look at how these two teams got to the finals.
With 3 draws in group play Portugal was slow to get going in Euro 2016. France, however was off to a little bit stronger start battling out of group A with no losses, one draw and 2 wins. In the first round of 16 in the tournament, Portugal finally began to gain some steam with a shutout win against Croatia thanks to a Ricardo Quaresma goal in extra time.The final score on that contest, 1-0.
Portugal then needed penalty kick action to defeat Poland in the quarterfinals while France beat Iceland after the Nordic country had just upset England 2-1. Portugal went on to shutout Wales in the semi’s 2-0, and France did the same in the Battle of the Bulge to Germany. And that is how these two teams reached the finals of the Euro 2016. So who will win? The safe money is on the home team but good luck goes out to both countries!
HollywoodLifers, who do you like to win in this epic Euro 2016 Finals match? Will you be rooting for home team France or would you like to see Portugal win this game? Let us know who you think will win this game!