Euro 2016: Champions Portugal fly home to hero's welcome, presidential honour

 
Portugal's winning EURO 2016 team plane passes under an honorary arch from fire hoses as it taxies on the runway on return to Lisbon.
Thousands of fans greeted Euro 2016 champions Portugal as they landed in Lisbon on Monday, chanting the name of goal hero Eder, whose extra-time screamer sealed the 1-0 victory over France.

After travelling in a plane named after the late striker Eusebio, coach Fernando Santos and captain Cristiano Ronaldo were greeted by rapturous applause from the 5,000-strong crowd as they lifted the country's first major trophy aloft.
 
Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Cristiano Ronaldo attend a reception for the EURO 2016 winning team in Lisbon.
They were due to meet President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who said he would honour them with an award for distinguished acts of public service.
"I have to praise everyone. I will commemorate them with the Order of Merit of Commanders - that is a decree that has never been given to the national team," he told broadcaster RTP.
 
Portugal's winning EURO 2016 team ride in an open bus on their return to Lisbon.
The team were then expected to parade the trophy in the streets of Lisbon before addressing delirious supporters at the fanzone in the capital after the country erupted into noisy jubilation late on Sunday.
Former Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who lost to Greece in the 2004 final hosted by Portugal, showered praise on the players.
"Portugal had deserved this European champion title since 2004. Last night, Portugal was able to get back the title that we lost in 2004," he told Sport TV.

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