July 2016: Portugal Tops France in European Championship
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.
1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
- Portugal Tops France in European Championship
- Portugal defeats France in a 1?0 win during the 2016 European Championship on July 10, 2016, at the Stade de France. This is Portugal's first win in a major soccer tournament. The win came as a surprise to many because Portugal lost its best player, Cristiano Ronaldo, only 24 minutes into the game after suffering from an injury. Pepe, a Portuguese defender, told the New York Times, "We said we would win it for him, and we just managed to win it for him."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Frank Augstein