Portugal breaks into jubilation after Euro soccer win

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LISBON, July 10 (Reuters) - Portugal erupted into jubilation on Sunday as the country defeated France to win the Euro 2016, its first major international soccer championship.

"It's crazy," said Lucas, a young fan in the crowds at Praca do Comercio, the main square in Lisbon where the game had been shown on huge screens. "I'm going to party tonight."

Fireworks and music broke out across the capital, where the game, won 1-0 by Portugal, had been shown on television screens on a blistering hot summer night.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal (c) lifts the Henri Delaunay trophy after his side win 1-0 against France during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo smiles while posing with the trophy after Portugal won the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) Portugal's forward Eder, Portugal's defender Pepe, Portugal's midfielder Joao Moutinho, Portugal's forward Ricardo Quaresma, Portugal's forward Nani, Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal's goalkeeper Rui Patricio pose with the trophy as they celebrate after beating France during the Euro 2016 final football match at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Adrien Silva of Portugal holds the Henri Delaunay trophy to celebrate after his team's 1-0 win against France in the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Eder #9 of Portugal celebrates and is chased by his teammates after he scored against France during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the trophy while posing on the pitch after Portugal won the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Rafa Silva of Portugal holds the Henri Delaunay trophy to celebrate after his team's 1-0 win against France in the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
A general view shows fans celebrating after the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo drapped in the national flag speaks to the press and fans after beating France 1-0 to clinch the Euro 2016 final football match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
(Front fromL) Portugal's defender Ricardo Carvalho, Portugal's midfielder Joao Moutinho, Portugal's forward Eder, Portugal's midfielder Renato Sanches, Portugal's forward Ricardo Quaresma, Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal's defender Fonte and (top fromL) Portugal's goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and Portugal's goalkeeper Eduardo pose on the pitch with the trophy after Portugal won the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)
A Portugal supporter waves a flag after the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris on July 10, 2016. Ronaldo's Portugal beat France 1-0 in Euro 2016 final. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARD (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
People react as they watch a live screening of the Euro 2016 final football match between France and Portugal, at the Bastille Day Festival in New York on July 10, 2016. For over 20 years, Bastille Day on 60th Street, presented by the French Institute Alliance Fran?aise (FIAF), has been New Yorks largest public celebration of Frances Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and its historic friendship with the United States. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Portugal's players pose with the trophy as they celebrate after beating France during the Euro 2016 final football match at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Nani (C) and Portugal players celebrate after their team's 1-0 win against France in the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Portugal players celebrate after they defeated France 1-0 during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
(From L) Portugal's defender Pepe, Portugal's forward Ricardo Quaresma and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo pose with the trophy as they celebrate after beating France during the Euro 2016 final football match at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)
Portugal's defender Fonte holds up the winners' trophy as he celebrates with teammates after beating France 1-0 to clinch the Euro 2016 final football match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Portugal's Eder (centre) celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the UEFA Euro 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de Lyon on July 10 in Paris, France. (Photo by Craig Mercer/CameraSport via Getty Images)
Portugal's defender Bruno Alves (L) celebrates with his children after Portugal won the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)
Portugal's defender Bruno Alves and family celebrate after the team's 1-0 win in the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo hold up the winners' trophy as he celebrates with teammates Portugal's forward Ricardo Quaresma (L), Portugal's defender Pepe, Portugal's midfielder Joao Moutinho and Portugal's midfielder Adrien Silva after beating France 1-0 to clinch the Euro 2016 final football match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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"This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen," said another fan.

The victory was especially sweet because captain Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to leave the game after suffering an injury in the first half, leaving Portugal's team without its star.

The win also helped make up for Portugal's loss to underdog Greece when it hosted the Euro 12 years ago.

(Reporting by Axel Bugge; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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Football Soccer - Portugal v France - Euro 2016 - Final - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 10/7/16 - Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts as he is carried off the pitch. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Football Soccer - Portugal v France - Euro 2016 - Final - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 10/7/16 - Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts as he is carried off the pitch. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Football Soccer - Portugal v France - Euro 2016 - Final - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 10/7/16 - Portugal's Nani comforts Cristiano Ronaldo after a collision. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Football Soccer - Portugal v France - EURO 2016 - Final - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 10/7/16 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after sustaining a injury REUTERS/Darren Staples Livepic
Football Soccer - Portugal v France - Euro 2016 - Final - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 10/7/16 - France's coach Didier Deschamps comforts Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo as he is carried off the pitch. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Football Soccer - Portugal v France - Euro 2016 - Final - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 10/7/16 - Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has a knee bandaged after collision. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Football Soccer - Portugal v France - Euro 2016 - Final - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 10/7/16 - Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gets medical help. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE - JULY 10, 2016: Portugal's injured Cristiano Ronaldo lying on the pitch in the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship final match against France at Stade de France. Alexander Demianchuk/TASS (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk\TASS via Getty Images)
SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE - JULY 10, 2016: Portugal's injured Cristiano Ronaldo lying on the pitch in the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship final match against France at Stade de France. Alexander Demianchuk/TASS (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk\TASS via Getty Images)
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the pitch on a stretcher past France's coach Didier Deschamps (C) during the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
(From top L) Portugal's forward Nani, Portugal's defender Pepe, Portugal's midfielder William Carvalho, Portugal's defender Fonte, Portugal's goalkeeper Rui Patricio and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo, (bottom fromL) Portugal's defender Raphael Guerreiro, Portugal's midfielder Adrien Silva, Portugal's defender Cedric Soares, Portugal's midfielder Renato Sanches and Portugal's midfielder Joao Mario pose prior to the kick off of the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)
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