Griezmann named player of the European Championship

Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:58am EDT
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(Reuters) - France forward Antoine Griezmann was named player of the tournament on Monday after leading the Euro 2016 hosts to Sunday's final where they lost to Portugal in extra time.

The 25-year-old was the tournament's top scorer with six goals -- more than any player at one European Championship since Michel Platini hit nine in France's 1984-winning campaign on home soil.

The Atletico Madrid striker, who also provided two assists, scored both of France's goals in their 2-0 semi-final win over Germany and winners against Albania in the group stage and Ireland in the Round of 16.

Four Portuguese players and three from Germany were named in the team of the tournament.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was joined by Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro and goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Germany were represented by defenders Joshua Kimmich and Jerome Boateng and midfielder Toni Kroos.

Wales captain Gareth Bale, who inspired his country to a historic semi-final against Portugal and is Ronaldo's club mate at Real Madrid, was overlooked but team mates Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey were included.

France's Dmitri Payet and Griezmann also made the list.

Team of the tournament:   Continued...

Football Soccer - Portugal v France - EURO 2016 - Final - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 10/7/16
France's Antoine Griezmann reacts at the end of the game
REUTERS/John Sibley