Dimi's France fall at the final hurdle

  • Dimitri Payet's France edged out in Euro 2016 final
  • France miss out on third Euros title with ex-Swansea man Eder scoring extra-time winner
  • Payet plays 58 minutes of Stade de France clash
Dimitri Payet and France suffered Euro 2016 final heartbreak as Portugal ruined their Stade de France party in extra-time on Sunday.

Having won major tournaments on home turf in 1984 and 1998, France were bidding for a hat-trick of successes but were undone by a long-range strike from Portugal sub Eder in the second period of extra-time.

Payet, undoubtedly one of the star performers of the tournament, played 58 minutes before France boss Didier Deschamps opted to bring Kingsley Coman on in his place.

Neither Coman, nor his teammates, were able to force a breakthrough, although Andre-Pierre Gignac could not have come any closer than in added time at the end of the 90 when he struck the post.

Eder landed the decisive blow, allowing Cristiano Ronaldo, who departed the action in the first half injured, to lift the trophy.

Payet ends the tournament with three goals from his seven games, having left an indelible mark on the competition with his enterprising play for the hosts.