Winners: PortugalCristiano Ronaldo’s touchline exploits, substitute Éder’s shot, the hosts’ agony – a pulsating evening in Paris on 10 July climaxed with Portugal hoisting aloft the first major trophy in their history. Team of the TournamentRui Patrício; Kimmich, Boateng, Pepe, Raphaël Guerreiro; Kroos, Joe Allen; Griezmann, Ramsey, Payet; Ronaldo. Who makes your Team of the Year? 

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France forward Antoine Griezmann received his award as the UEFA EURO 2016 Player of the Tournament ahead of his nation’s European Qualifier against Bulgaria. The 25-year-old Atlético Madrid forward finished the tournament with six goals and two assists as the hosts reached the final, losing out to Portugal. However, UEFA’s panel of technical observers still 

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Only 15 of the 51 matches at UEFA EURO 2016 were won by the team that enjoyed a greater share of possession. ©Getty ImagesAVERAGE POSSESSIONGermany 63% (reached semi-finals)Spain 61% (round of 16)England 59% (round of 16)Switzerland 58% (round of 16)Ukraine 56% (group stage)Hungary 54% (round of 16)Russia 53% (group stage)France 52% (runners-up)Portugal 52% (winners)Sweden 52% 

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The diversity of team shapes at UEFA EURO 2016 did little to obscure a common denominator. In midfield, Sergio Busquets (Spain), Eric Dier (England), Milan Škriniar (Slovakia), William Carvalho (Portugal) and, more often than not, Oliver Norwood (Northern Ireland) supplied comparatively rare examples of single screening midfielders. Other teams preferred to use two controlling midfielders 

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What proportion of passes for each team was long?Northern Ireland 28%Iceland 22%Republic of Ireland 21%Czech Republic 20%Wales 18%Albania 17%Turkey 17%Hungary 16%Romania 16%Russia 16%Slovakia 16%Sweden 16%Croatia 15%Italy 15%Poland 15%Ukraine 15%Austria 14%Belgium 14%Portugal 13%England 12%Germany 12%Switzerland 12%France 11%Spain 10% “There were the odd exceptions,” said former Aalborg, Aarhus and Viborg coach Peter Rudbak, “but, in the matches 

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With 24 teams competing across 10 host cities and 2.4 million spectators attending an unprecedented total of 51 matches, UEFA EURO 2016 was officially the biggest UEFA European Championship ever. The success of the tournament was mirrored on UEFA’s digital platforms, where previous traffic records were shattered. Over 300 million visits and 1.5 billion page 

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Best player John Atkin (@UEFAcomJohnA): Antoine Griezmann. The Drake thing’s a bit misleading: he’s a Chumbawamba man really. He gets knocked down (UEFA Champions League final penalty miss, dropped for Albania match) but gets up again. Chris Burke (@UEFAcomChrisB): Antoine Griezmann. Overshadowed in France’s first game and dropped for the second, ‘Grizou’ responded brilliantly to 

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Champions: PortugalRunners-up: FranceSemi-finalists: Germany, WalesTop-scoring team: France 13Finals debutants: Wales (semi-finals), Iceland (quarter-finals), Northern Ireland (round of 16), Slovakia (as independent nation; round of 16), Albania (group stage) UEFA EURO 2016 Player of the Tournament: Antoine Griezmann (France)Young Player of the Tournament presented by SOCAR: Renato Sanches (Portugal)UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Golden Boot: Antoine Grizemann 

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The team (4-2-3-1): Rui Patrício (Portugal); Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Jérôme Boateng (Germany), Pepe (Portugal), Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal); Toni Kroos (Germany), Joe Allen (Wales); Antoine Griezmann (France), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Dimitri Payet (France); Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal). In the past a 23-man squad was selected with Ronaldo (2004 and 2012) and Pepe (2008 and 2012) both previously 

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