Portugal secured the silverware .

Pepe vomits after Portugal's Euro 2016 final win

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Portugal star Pepe doesn't exactly make it easy for people to like him, but there can be absolutely no denying the fact that he is a fantastic defender. 

After captain Cristiano Ronaldo had to leave the field through injury after just 25 minutes of Sunday's Euro 2016 final, Portugal desperately needed a leader on the pitch against France. 

It was ex-Manchester United winger Nani who actually took on the role of captain, but it was Pepe who well and truly emerged as Portugal's main man. 


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The Real Madrid star, who has so often been criticised for his play-acting on the pitch, was an absolute rock at the back for Fernando Santos' side and duly inspired his country to claim their first ever major trophy. 

Despite facing the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet and Olivier Giroud, Pepe didn't put a foot wrong. 

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Brilliant Pepe 

As you can imagine, then, he gave absolutely everything in an attempt to keep France at bay - and it worked. Didier Deschamps' side failed to fire and substitute Eder popped up with the winner for Portugal in extra-time. 

Portugal v France - Final: UEFA Euro 2016

And following the game, the cameras (after finally leaving Ronaldo alone) pointed in the direction of Pepe. 

But not many people expected Pepe's celebrations to start in the manner that they did. So what exactly happened? Well, it's fair to say that the tough-tackling defender ruined the late night snack that some viewers may have been enjoying. 

Indeed, right on cue, Pepe vomited. Anyway, here's a video for your, err, pleasure...

We're relatively confident that Pepe won't be too bothered that he threw up in front of millions of people, but we still had to embed the best tweets anyway. 

Amazing triumph

It's fair to say that Portugal defied the odds to overcome their opponents, but you have to credit them for their fight and hunger throughout the 120 minutes at the Stade de France.

Following the game, Portugal boss Santos praised his 'amazing group' of players.


He stated, as per ESPN: "I've always said we're a team. I never hide my thoughts -- I always tell my players what's on my mind.

"I've always told them we've got great talent but we need to fight more than our opponents, run more than them and be more concentrated than them. We have an amazing group. They've always believed what I told them: that we could win this."

What did you make of Pepe's performance? Have your say below! 

Portugal v France - Final: UEFA Euro 2016

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