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Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal end Wales' fairytale

Portugal 2-0 Wales

Published 06/07/2016

Wales' forward Gareth Bale reacts during the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016.
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Wales' forward Gareth Bale reacts during the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Gareth Bale of Wales battles for the ball with Jose Fonte of Portugal during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Wales' Gareth Bale during the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, right, saves a shot by Portugal's Danilo, second left, during the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Wales, at the Grand Stade in Decines-­Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 06: Welsh football fans react as Portugal score a goal inside the Principality Stadium which is showing the Wales v Portugal game on a giant screen on July 6, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. Wales plays Portugal in the Euro 2016 semi-final tonight in Lyon, France (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Portugal football team's supporters wave flags and scarves as they gather on Terreiro do Paco square in Lisbon on July 6, 2016, moments before the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match Portugal vs Wales played in France. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 06: Welsh football fans react as Portugal score a goal inside the Principality Stadium which is showing the Wales v Portugal game on a giant screen on July 6, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. Wales plays Portugal in the Euro 2016 semi-final tonight in Lyon, France (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Portugal's Nani, center, is congratulated by his teammates after scoring their second goal during the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Wales, at the Grand Stade in Decines-­Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: POrtugal supporters cheer after their team's second goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Wales' forward Gareth Bale reacts during the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd L) of Portugal heads the ball to score the opening goal past Wayne Hennessey during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Wales and Portugal at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/REMOTE/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Portugal players celebrate their opening goal by Cristiano Ronaldo (obscured)during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal protests to an assistant referee during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies for the ball against Wales' defender Ashley Williams during the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZESPHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images
Portugal football team's supporters wave flags and scarves as they gather on Terreiro do Paco square in Lisbon on July 6, 2016, moments before the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match Portugal vs Wales played in France. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images
Portugal football team's supporters wave flags and scarves as they gather on Terreiro do Paco square in Lisbon on July 6, 2016, moments before the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match Portugal vs Wales played in France. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images
Portugal football team's supporters wave flags and scarves as they gather on Terreiro do Paco square in Lisbon on July 6, 2016, moments before the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match Portugal vs Wales played in France. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images
Wales' coach Chris Coleman reacts during the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
Wales' defender James Chester and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo vie for the ball during the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEKJEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images
Portugal football team's supporters wave flags and scarves as they gather on Terreiro do Paco square in Lisbon on July 6, 2016, moments before the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match Portugal vs Wales played in France. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images
Wales' Joe Ledley (left) and Wales' Gareth Bale during the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal shakes hands with Gareth Bale of Wales before the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Gareth Bale of Wales is tackled by Danilo Pereira of Portugal during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Wales fans cheer on their side in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Families and partners of the Wales squad including Gareth Bale's parents Debbie (second row, second left) and Frank (second row, third left) during the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Gareth Bale of Wales runs with the ball under pressure from Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Gareth Bale of Wales and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
A Wales supporter waits for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpies, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Wales fans cheer on their side outside the Stade de Lyon before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured ahead of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Francisco LEONGFRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images
A Wales supporter in the stands before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
A Portuguese supporter waits for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Portuguese supporterS wait for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: A Portugal supporter enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Wales and Portugal at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
A Portugal fan waits for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZESPHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images
Portugal fans wait for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: A Portugal supporter is seen prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Wales and Portugal at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Portugal supporters enjoy the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Wales and Portugal at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
A Wales supporter ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PA
Wales' forward Gareth Bale (C) and teammates walk on the pitch ahead of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Portugal supporters enjoy the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Wales and Portugal at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: A young Wales supporter is seen prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Wales and Portugal at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
A Portugal fan in the stands before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Portugal fans show their support in the stands before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PA
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A Portugal supporter before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
A Portugal supporter before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PA
Wales' Gareth Bale on the pitch before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Wales fans in Lyon before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PA
Portugal and Wales scarves and flags on sale before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Wales fan Lisa Slack shows her support for her side as she attends day nine of the Wimbledon Championships, Wales will face Portugal in tonight's European Championship match in Lyon, France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Steve Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the AELTC. Still image use only - no moving images to emulate broadcast. No superimposing or removal of sponsor/ad logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Wales fans take pictures in Lyon ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match with Portugal. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Wales fans outside the Elephant and Castle pub in Lyon ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match with Portugal. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Wales fans outside the Elephant and Castle pub in Lyon ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match with Portugal. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Wales fans outside the Elephant and Castle pub in Lyon ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match with Portugal. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Wales fans in Lyon ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match with Portugal. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Wales fans Jason, Liam, Josh, Jeremy, Gerard, Jan and Steve from Newbridge in Lyon prior to the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Wales fans pictured at Place Antonin Poncet prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 semi final between Wales and Portugal on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: A young Wales fan shows off his football skills infront of the fountains at Place Aantonin Poncet prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 semi final between Wales and Portugal on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Wales fans prior to the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Wales supporters enjoy a drink ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
The majestic Welsh Xavi Joe Allen (centre) and Chris Gunter (left) during the walk around at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PA

Wales' fairytale run at Euro 2016 ended with Cristiano Ronaldo the architect of Portugal's progress into the final.

The match had been billed in some quarters as a private duel between Real Madrid team-mates Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, and the Portuguese won it hands down after a cagey and scoreless first period.

Ronaldo scored with a bullet header five minutes after the break and then quickly set up Nani as Portugal ran out convincing 2-0 winners in Lyon.

This has been a tournament where Ronaldo has not been at his brilliant best, scoring only twice in five games and throwing the odd tantrum both with his team-mates on the pitch and the media off it.

But he delivered when it mattered and, when he dispatched Raphael Guerreiro's cross, it drew him level with Michel Platini's record of nine goals at the finals of the European Championships.

For Ronaldo, who spoiled his copy book with a second half booking, there would also have been the added pleasure of putting Bale in his place.

The Welshman briefly flickered in the first half, and would have staked a claim for the goal of the tournament if his 50-yard run had ended in the net rather than the arms of Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

But it was a night when Wales ran out of attacking ideas and Bale constantly found himself crowded by three or four Portugal players at a time.

However, defeat should not detract from what has been a fabulous tournament for Wales, the first time they have reached the last four of a major finals.

Less than five years ago Wales were ranked 117th in the world, yet when the World Cup qualifiers start in September they could be inside the top six.

France supporters kiss prior to the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on July 7, 2016.
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France supporters kiss prior to the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on July 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOISBERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images
A France supporter arrives for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on July 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JULY 07: Ludivine Sagna, wife of Bacary Sagna of France is seen in the stand is seen prior to the UEFA EURO semi final match between Germany and France at Stade Velodrome on July 7, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
A Germany's supporter waves her country's national flag prior to the start of the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Germany and France, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A France fan waits for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on July 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - A France supporter waits for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on July 7, 2016.
A France supporter cheers prior to the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Toulouse Fan Zone, on July 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Rémy GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - Ludivine Payet (1st L), wife of Dimitri Payet of France kisses her child prior to the match between Germany and France at Stade Velodrome on July 7, 2016 in Marseille, France.
France supporters kiss as they wait for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on July 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
A Poland supporter looks on prior to the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between Poland and Portugal at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 30, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
A France supporter waits for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on July 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
A Portugal fan waits for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZESPHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images
A Wales supporter waits for the start of the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Portugal and Wales at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpies, near Lyon, on July 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
A Portugal supporter before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PA
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - Portugal supporters before the UEFA Euro 2016, semi-final match at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon. PA
LILLE, FRANCE - JULY 01: A Belgium supporter enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Wales and Belgium at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on July 1, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Belgium supporters wait for the start of the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between Wales and Belgium at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq near Lille, on July 1, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
A Poland supporter gestures prior to the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between Poland and Portugal at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOISBERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images
A Poland supporter holds a scarf prior to the Euro 2016 quarterfinal soccer match between Poland and Portugal, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
A Belgium supporter waits for the start of the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between Wales and Belgium at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq near Lille, on July 1, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 30: A Portugal supporter is seen prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Poland and Portugal at Stade Velodrome on June 30, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Wales fans ahead of watching the Wales v Belgium game at Coopers Field fanzone, Cardiff. PA
A Poland supporter looks on prior to the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between Poland and Portugal at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Portugal's fans pose with a flag before the Euro 2016 quarterfinal soccer match between Poland and Portugal, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A Polish supporter cheers before the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between Poland and Portugal at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A Poland supporter holds a scarf prior to the Euro 2016 quarterfinal soccer match between Poland and Portugal, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
A supporter of Poland looks on ahead of the Euro 2016 championship match between Poland and Portugal, in Marseille, southern France, on June 30, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Portugal supporters look on prior to the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between Poland and Portugal at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOISBERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 30: A Poland fan shows her support prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Poland and Portugal at Stade Velodrome on June 30, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Two Portugal supporters kiss a Poland supporter ahead of the Euro 2016 championship match between Poland and Portugal, in Marseille, southern France, on June 30, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 30: A Portugal supporter is seen prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Poland and Portugal at Stade Velodrome on June 30, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
A Portugal national football team supporter waits at the Fanzone on Aliados Avenue Avenue in Porto on June 30, 2016, before the Euro 2016 football match between Portugal and Poland held at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images
A Portugal national football team supporter waits at the Fanzone on Aliados Avenue Avenue in Porto on June 30, 2016, before the Euro 2016 football match between Portugal and Poland held at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images
Portugal supporters react ahead of the Euro 2016 championship match between Poland and Portugal, in Marseille, southern France, on June 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENETJEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images
Iceland fans pose for photographs on their way to the stadium prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
A Portuguese supporter cheers before the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between Poland and Portugal at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONGFRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 30: A Poland supporter enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Poland and Portugal at Stade Velodrome on June 30, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Iceland fans show their support prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Iceland fans show their support prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - Argentina fans pose prior to a 2016 Copa America Centenario Semifinal match between Argentina and the United States at NRG Stadium on June 21, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Italy fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Ireland supporters show their support prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: A Sweden fan enjoys the build up to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Sweden and Belgium at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 22, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Italy fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Austria fans wait for the start of the Euro 2016 group F football match between Iceland and Austria at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris on June 22, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images
Albania fans react as they sit in the fan zone of Tirana during the Euro 2016 match between Albania and Romania on July 19 2016. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGERSTRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
Switzerland fans wait for the start of the Euro 2016 group A football match between Switzerland and France at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille on June 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTIFRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images
A supporter smiles prior to the Euro 2016 group A football match between Switzerland and France at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille on June 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
Albania supporters are pictured ahead the Euro 2016 group A football match between Romania and Albania at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Lyon on June 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZESPHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Austria fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Portugal and Austria at Parc des Princes on June 18, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
A Portugal supporter cheers prior to the Euro 2016 group F football match between Portugal and Austria at the Parc des Princes in Paris on June 18, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
Poland supporters kiss on the stands while waiting for the start of the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Poland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Republic of Ireland fans watch the Euro 2016 match between Republic of Ireland and Belgium at The Living Room bar in Dublin City Centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 18, 2016. See PA story SPORT Euro 2016 Dublin. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Republic of Ireland fans watch the Euro 2016 match between Republic of Ireland and Belgium at The Living Room bar in Dublin City Centre.
A Turkish fan cheers for her national team prior the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Spain and Turkey at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France, Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
An Albania supporter is pictured ahead the Euro 2016 group A football match between Romania and Albania at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Lyon on June 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZESPHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images
Russian supporters wait for the start of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between Russia and Slovakia at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve dAscq, near Lille, France, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A Russian supporter waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between Russia and Slovakia at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve dAscq, near Lille, France, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A Swiss fan waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Romania and Switzerland at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A Sweden fan in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Republic. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
An Austria team's fan smiles prior to the Euro 2016 Group F soccer match between Portugal and Austria at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A Belgium fan in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 18, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Republic. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
A Poland team's supporter waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Poland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Ukraine fans wear fancy dress and face pain in support of their team during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 16, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. A Polish supporter blows a kiss prior to the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Poland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Italy supporters dressed as Roman soldiers cheer on the stands prior to the Euro 2016 Group E soccer match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France, Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. Swedish supporters, their faces painted in the colors of the national flag, cheer as they wait for the start of the Euro 2016 Group E soccer match between Italy and Sweden at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France, Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A Polish supporter holds a scarf as she waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Poland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
A supporter of Poland smiles on the stands before the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Poland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Croatia team's fans cheer prior to the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between the Czech Republic and Croatia at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France, Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
A Croatia's team fan holds his head during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between the Czech Republic and Croatia at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France, Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. Poland's fans pose within the Euro 2016 group C football match between Poland and Northern Ireland on June 12, 2016 in the fan zone at the bottom of the Eiffel tower in Paris, during the UEFA Euro 2016 football championship.
A Russia supporter poses for photographs prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between England and Russia at Stade Velodrome on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
A Portugal fan shouts as he wait for the start of the Euro 2016 group F football match between Portugal and Iceland at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne on June 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONGFRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: A fan of Poland is seen prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Poland and Northern Ireland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 12, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. A football fan waits for the start of the Copa America Centenario football tournament match between the United States and Paraguay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, on June 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. - Supporters of Mexico wait for the start of the Copa America Centenario football tournament match against Venezuela in Houston, Texas, United States, on June 13, 2016.
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. Iceland fans show their support prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Portugal and Iceland at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 14, 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. An Italy supporter cheers before the Euro 2016 group E football match between Belgium and Italy at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Lyon on June 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTOVINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE - JUNE 14: A Portugal supporter is seen prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Portugal and Iceland at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 14, 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Austria's supporters are pictured ahead of the Euro 2016 group F football match between Hungary and Austria at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux on June 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. A young Iceland fan shows his support prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Portugal and Iceland at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 14, 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Belgium fans cheer before the start of the Euro 2016 group E football match between Belgium and Italy at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Lyon on June 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZESPHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images
looses her sunglasses as fans wait to enter the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne on June 14, 2016 prior to the match between Portugal and Iceland. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: A man takes selfie in front of Zinedine Zidane graffiti ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016 near Hotel de Ville on June 9, 2016 in Paris, France. The opening match of the tournament is on June 10. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A Sweden fan cheers his team before the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on June 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A woman takes selfie in front of Cristiano Ronaldo graffiti ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016 near Hotel de Ville on June 9, 2016 in Paris, France. The opening match of the tournament is on June 10. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
A Hungary fan show their support prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Austria and Hungary at Stade Matmut Atlantique on June 14, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: An Ukraine fan is seen prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: A Poland fan looks on as he waits for Poland to play Northern Ireland in the group stage of the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 12, 2016 in Nice, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: An Ukraine fan is seen prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
A Turkey supporter wearing glasses in the colours of the Turkish flag waits for the start of the Euro 2016 group D football match between Turkey and Croatia at Parc des Princes in Paris on June 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: An Ukraine fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
A German supporter is pictured ahead of the Euro 2016 group C football match between Germany and Ukraine at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq near Lille on June 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Poland fans enjoy the atmosphere outside the stadium prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Poland and Northern Ireland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 12, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: England fans wear red and white makeup flags on their faces ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: An Ukraine fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 13: A Belgium fan enjoy the atmosphere prior to kickoff during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Italy at Stade des Lumieres on June 13, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
A Sweden supporter enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: A Sweden supporter enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Germany fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: A Russia supporter poses for photographs prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between England and Russia at Stade Velodrome on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: An Ukraine fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: An Ukraine fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Poland fans enjoy the atmosphere outside the stadium prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Poland and Northern Ireland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 12, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Young Spain supporters cheer for their team ahead the Euro 2016 group D football match between Spain and Czech Republic at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse on June 13, 2016.
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - As Euro 2016 fever spreads across the continent we cast an eye over the world of colour, passion and pride, the joy and the heartbreak that the beautiful game stirs across the globe
A young Slovakia fan receives a kiss from her mother in the stands before the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux.
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. Football fans wait for the start of the Copa America Centenario football tournament match between the United States and Paraguay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, on June 11, 2016.
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - Turkey fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group D match between Turkey and Croatia at Parc des Princes on June 12, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - As Euro 2016 fever spreads across the continent we cast an eye over the world of colour, passion and pride, the joy and the heartbreak that the beautiful game stirs across the globe
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - A Ukraine fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - A German supporter smiles while following the match during a public viewing for the first Euro 2016 match of the German national football team against Ukraine in front of the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, Germany, on June 12, 2016.
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - As Euro 2016 fever spreads across the continent we cast an eye over the world of colour, passion and pride, the joy and the heartbreak that the beautiful game stirs across the globe
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - A Turkey supporter with a painted face shouts as fans wait for the start of the Euro 2016 group D football match between Turkey and Croatia at Parc des Princes in Paris on June 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
An Albania supporter enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between Albania and Switzerland at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on June 11, 2016 in Lens, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
An Albania supporter cheers for his team before the Euro 2016 group A football match between Albania and Switzerland at the Bollaert-Delelis Stadium in Lens on June 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
France's defender Bacary Sagna's wife Ludivine Sagna is pictured prior to the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
A France supporter reacts during the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at the fan zone near the Eiffel tower in Paris on June 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
LENS, FRANCE - JUNE 11: An Albania enjoys the atmosphere prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between Albania and Switzerland at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on June 11, 2016 in Lens, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
An Albania supporter cheers for her team before the Euro 2016 group A football match between Albania and Switzerland at the Bollaert-Delelis Stadium in Lens on June 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
France supporters watch the Euro 2016 football championship at the Marseille's fan zone, southern France, on June 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOISBERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images
A French supporter is seen prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
A man and a woman supporting France kiss prior to the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
A France supporter is pictures ahead of the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
A French supporter smiles with a mask representing Antoine Griezmann inside the fanzone ahead of the first football matches of the Euro 2016 football tournament on June 10, 2016 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 10: A french supporter enjoys the atmosphere prior to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 10: French supporters enjoy the atmosphere prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 10: A French supporter is seen prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. A French supporter is seen prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
France supporters smile prior to the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. France supporters smile prior to the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 10: A french supporter enjoys the atmosphere prior to the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
A Portugal supporter wears a Ronaldo mask before the group G World Cup soccer match between Portugal and Ghana at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - As Euro 2016 fever spreads across the continent we cast an eye over the world of colour, passion and pride, the joy and the heartbreak that the beautiful game stirs across the globe
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - As Euro 2016 fever spreads across the continent we cast an eye over the world of colour, passion and pride, the joy and the heartbreak that the beautiful game stirs across the globe
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - As Euro 2016 fever spreads across the continent we cast an eye over the world of colour, passion and pride, the joy and the heartbreak that the beautiful game stirs across the globe
As Euro 2016 fever spreads across the continent we cast an eye over the world of colour, passion and pride, the joy and the heartbreak that the beautiful game stirs across the globe
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world - A Costa Rica supporter cheers before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Costa Rica and Greece at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. Fans pictures from the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. Fans pictures from the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
Sunday Life News Fans pictures from the 2014 brazil World Cup.
Sunday Life News Fans pictures from the 2014 brazil World Cup.
An Algerian supporter waits for the start of the group H World Cup soccer match between Algeria and Russia at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Sunday Life News Fans pictures from the 2014 brazil World Cup.
Sunday Life News Fans pictures from the 2014 brazil World Cup.
The beautiful game - football fans from around the world. Fans pictures from the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
Sunday Life News Fans pictures from the 2014 brazil World Cup.
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Fan cheer after hearing the news that Team USA will advance to the next round of the World Cup after watching the US v Germany World Cup match in Dupont Circle park June 26, 2014 in Washington, United States. The German Embassy in the United States provided two large-screen televisions for fans of both teams to watch the last game of the 'Group of Death' match. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 26: Maria Pena watches USA play Germany in a World Cup soccer match on one of two large screens placed for fans in Grant Park on June 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers expected as many as 20,000 people to watch the game in the park. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
French supporters kiss before the group E World Cup soccer match between Ecuador and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: A fan of the United States looks on in the rain during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: A Russia fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Algeria and Russia at Arena da Baixada on June 26, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Fans pose during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Honduras and Switzerland at Arena Amazonia on June 25, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: A Belgium fan cheers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Belgium at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: A Mexico fan poses during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 25: A Honduras fan shows her support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Honduras and Switzerland at Arena Amazonia on June 25, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
A Portugal supporter dances in the stands before the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Colombia fans pose for a photo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Colombia fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Fans of the Colombia team smile posing for the photographer before the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: A fan looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 20: French soccer team fans watch their team play against the Switzerland team as they watch on the screen setup at the Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest during on Copacabana beach June 20, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Italy lost 1-0. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: A fan of the Netherlands enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Fans of the Brazilian football team arrive to watch a match on a giant screen in the 'Fan Fest' area in Porta Negro on June 17, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. Brazil, the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, are due to play their second group match against Mexico in Fortaleza today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Germany fans celebrate during a public viewing at Heiligengeistfeld watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Germany and Portugal on June 16, 2014 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Portugal fans look on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Fans arrive for the Group G match between Germany and Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo by Felipe Oliveira/ FIFA via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A Honduras fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
A Colombian supporter celebrates after Teofilo Gutierrez scored his side's second goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: A Colombia fan holds a flag prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Belgian Fanny Neguesha, Mario Balotelli's girlfriend, attends at the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: An Australia fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Chile and Australia at Arena Pantanal on June 13, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
A Greek supporter waits for the start of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Costa Rica and Greece at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Ecuador fans cheer outside of Maracana Stadium before the group E World Cup soccer match between Ecuador and France in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Netherland soccer fans react as their team scores their second goal against Chile as they watch on a screen setup at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 23, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Netherlands won the match 2-0. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Argentina fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Both sides had to reorganise after their quarter-final victories with James Collins and Andy King making their first starts of the tournament with influential Welsh pair Ben Davies and Aaron Ramsey both suspended.

Portugal were without midfielder William Carvalho through suspension and the failure of Real Madrid's Pepe to recover in time from a thigh injury saw Bruno Alves drafted into central defence.

Alves was making his first Portugal appearance since being sent off against England in a pre-Euros friendly for a wild kick on Harry Kane.

Bale would have been hoping to get in a foot race with the 34-year-old, while Ronaldo was keen to pull on to Collins at every opportunity.

When he did so in the 10th minute from Cedric's cross Ronaldo was convinced that he should have been awarded a penalty as Collins had his arm around his neck.

Collins was fortunate that Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson took a lenient view of the incident, and Ronaldo's frustration grew during a first half in which he appeared unimpressed by both the service from colleagues and the standard of refereeing.

Bale was at the heart of Wales' best moments when he dropped deep to try and influence the play, although it was a corner kick routine straight off the training ground which gave him his first sight of goal.

Joe Ledley pulled the ball back low towards the 18-yard but Bale, running back, could not quite wrap his foot around it and the shot was wide.

Bale's first run of the evening almost set up King at the near-post before that lung-bursting gallop and shot - the first period's only on-target attempt.

King was breaking into promising positions and Jose Fonte just kept him at bay after the willing Hal Robson-Kanu had shrugged off Alves down the right.

Portugal were neat and tidy in possession without offering a huge goal threat, though Ronaldo gave Wales clear note of his intentions close to half-time when heading wide under pressure from James Chester.

The warning was not heeded and Ronaldo climbed above Chester to give Wayne Hennessey no chance for his 61st goal in 132 Portugal appearances.

Worse was to come for Wales three minutes later when Chester's clearance fell to Ronaldo 25 yards and his shot was touched home by Nani, who had been played onside by Collins.

Portugal might have had more as Ronaldo flashed over a free-kick and Hennessey caught up with Danilo's effort as the ball trickled towards the goal-line.

There was a late flourish from Bale with two powerful attempts from distance, as well as a booking for a high foot on Cedric, but the night belonged to Ronaldo and Portugal as they go forward to meet France or Germany in Paris on Sunday.

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Player ratings

WAYNE HENNESSEY - Little chance with the two Portugal goals but his handling was not as steady and got away with spilling a Nani shot. 6/10

CHRIS GUNTER - Offered attacking width in first half but was pinned back more in the second as Ronaldo delved into his box of tricks. 6

JAMES CHESTER - Enjoyed an excellent tournament and impressed again, but beaten by Ronaldo for first goal in game's decisive moment. 6

ASHLEY WILLIAMS - Has improved as the competition has gone on and was steady in defence until pulled out of position late on. 6

JAMES COLLINS - Tough first start of the tournament facing Ronaldo, lucky not to concede first-half penalty and played Nani onside for second goal. 6

NEIL TAYLOR - Covered a lot of ground down the left flank but made little attacking headway as Portugal pushed Wales back. 6

JOE ALLEN - Early booking left the midfield screener walking a tightrope, but did an effective job until goals changed course of the game. 6

JOE LEDLEY - Nothing flash in midfield and closed down the angles well to stop Portugal's attacks before being sacrificed with Wales 2-0 down. 6

ANDY KING - Replaced the suspended Ramsey and showed a willingness to get into scoring positions, but impact diluted after break. 6

GARETH BALE - Offered Wales first-half hope with tremendous run and had a late flourish as well, but was left with too much to do as he lost his battle with Real Madrid team-mate Ronaldo. 7

HAL ROBSON-KANU - Mobility and strength caused Portugal problems in the first half but was withdrawn as exertions took their toll. 6

Substitutes

SAM VOKES (on for Ledley, 58mins): Sent on as Wales went for broke and caused a few moments of alarm in the Portugal defence. 6

SIMON CHURCH (on for Robson-Kanu, 63 mins): Few opportunities to impress at the Euros and struggled to get into the game. 6

JONATHAN WILLIAMS (on for Collins, 66mins): Change of formation gave him his chance to show off quick feet but made little impact. 6

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