Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal look to reverse their fortunes against France, a team that has defeated Portugal in 10 straight matches — as well as their luck in major tournaments — as the 2016 UEFA European Championship Final will stream live on Sunday.
Host nation France are heavy favorites to continue their winning streak against Portugal and take home their third UEFA Euro championship trophy. The team took home the continental title in 1984 and 2000 to go with their lone World Cup victory in 1996 when they also served as host nation for that tournament.
Portugal’s golden boys at the 2016 Euros:
Ronaldo: 3 goals & 3 assists
Nani: 3 goals & 1 assist pic.twitter.com/xHF9WzcF66
— Jan Hagen (@PortuBall) July 6, 2016
Portugal, on the other hand, have never won either a World Cup or a European Championship, coming closest in 2004 when Portugal hosted the UEFA Euro but found themselves upset by Greece in the final.
Cristiano Ronaldo was a 19-year-old prodigy making his Euro debut in that tournament. But now, 12 years later, Ronaldo at 31 is one of the world’s highest paid professional athletes and arguably the international face of his sport, whose Real Madrid team has won two UEFA Champions league crowns in the last three years.
But Ronaldo has never held a trophy at a major international tournament with his country. If that’s going to happen this time, it will be up to him and his former Manchester United teammate Nani to provide the bulk of the offense for the Portugal side.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) July 7, 2016
France, on the other hand, present a much deeper and more balanced attack led by Juventus superstar Paul Pogba, along with striker Antione Griezmann, who has connected on six goals in the 2016 UEFA Euro tournament already.
If Griezmann could somehow score a hat-trick in the Final against Portugal, he would tie countryman Michel Platini for most goals in a single Euro tournament, as well as Ronaldo for most goals all-time in the European Championships.
Watch a preview of the France vs. Portugal 2016 UEFA Euro Championship Final match, from Seriously Football, in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of France vs. Portugal, scroll down in this article for streaming links and information. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. Central European Summer Time at the Stade de France just north of Paris in Saint-Denis, France, on Sunday, June 10.
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the live stream starting at 8 p.m. British Summer Time, while fans in the United States can log in at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, noon Pacific.
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To watch the France vs. Portugal 2016 UEFA championship final match stream live from Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, use the stream provided by WatchESPN at this link or download the WatchESPN app to watch the monumental match on mobile devices. Fans who do not have credentials to log into WatchESPN can watch a tactical cam or aerial multi-camera view of the game via ESPN3, also at the above link.
Fans without an ESPN cable subscription with access to WatchESPN can view the match live via the Sling TV internet TV streaming package at this link. The package, which carries a variety of channels, including ESPN which carries the 2016 UEFA Euro Final France vs. Portugal match, costs $20 per month. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the streaming service after watching the France vs. Portugal match stream live online.
A Spanish-language live stream of the game, Francia vs. Portugal, is also available via WatchESPN at this link.
Fans in the United Kingdom who want to watch a live stream of the France vs. Portugal 2016 UEFA Euro championship final match for the two-time European Championship winners and 1998 World Cup winners France against Portugal, who hope to score their first-ever major tournament crown, can view the showdown using BBC iPlayer at this link or use the BBC iPlayer app, which is available on Google Chromecast and several other smart TV sets and devices in Great Britain.
For the France vs. Portugal final, U.K. fans have a second live stream option as well, using ITV Hub at this link or use the ITV Hub app which is available on Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and several other smart TV sets and devices in Great Britain. The live radio broadcast stream from BBC Radio Five is available on Saturday in any country by clicking on this link.
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