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Emre Can made his major tournament debut yesterday starting in Germany's 2-0 defeat against France in the Euro 2016 semi-final in Marseille.

The Euro 2016 final on Sunday sees a match between hosts France and Portugal that will unleash a clash between one of the world's greatest players ever Cristiano Ronaldo and would be pretender Antoine Griezmann.

A penalty awarded seconds before half-time caused turmoil in the German camp.

The November attacks, claimed by Islamic State, struck particularly close to France forward Antoine Griezmann.

Both Bastian Schweinsteiger and Oliver Bierhoff opined that what separated Germany from a place in the final was a slice of luck.

Lloris believes that display underlined their improving maturity and, while rejecting the notion his team are favourites against Portugal, reckons the future looks bright under coach Deschamps. You can say the hand shouldn't be there but there are movements when you jump and you can't control them.

A sluggish pass by Benedikt Hoewedes to rightback Joshua Kimmich was cut out by Paul Pogba and Neuer could only palm away the midfielder's cross to Griezmann, who finished easily.

Deschamps, who won the European Championship as a player in 2000, be-moaned the calendar that gives his players one day less to recover than Portugal.

- Didier Deschamps could become the second person to win the European Championships as a player and as a manager after Germany's Berti Vogts.

"We had to suffer but never gave up and that's great for me. The (World Cup) quarter-final two years ago was more balanced than this match". The whole country has faith in them and has fallen in love with this very likeable French squad.

"I have won everything at club level and the individual level, this would be a great achievement to win something for the Portuguese team. This is their story, their victory".

They drew all their group games and were heading for an early exit as they trailed to Hungary before scraping a 3-3 draw which took them through as one of the best third-placed teams. It's a semi-final, there weren't any stupid moments or silly mistakes. "I will go home very happy". But after a series of controversies led to Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema's absence, Griezmann stepped up and has now given the French fans the belief that their team can finally lift a trophy after 16 years. National celebrations broke out across France after Griezmann scored twice in a famous 2-0 win over Germany in Marseille on Thursday.

France will play Portugal in the final on Sunday. Pepe said Portugal were strong because they want to win. "We'll try and give 100 per cent and have no regrets when we step off at the end of the match".

"But we're even prouder to be on the pitch, to really feel the entire French population behind us, to feel this happiness which is really shared between the players and the French people".

"Scoring goals is nice but I'm nowhere near Platini", Griezmann said after playing a decisive role in France's first victory over Germany at a major tournament in 58 years.


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