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  • Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes reveals unknown story about Portugal's EURO 2016 win


    On the 4th anniversary of Portugal's UEFA EURO 2016 Final victory over France, Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes spoke exclusively to the Portuguese Football Federation.

    The midfield maestro reveals his memorable personal experience watching the EURO 2016 Final during a training camp with Italian Serie A side Udinese.

    Bruno Fernandes, said [translation which can also be used for subtitles]:

    “I was in a hotel during a training camp with Udinese at that point and I had two guys – two French players – with us: Thomas Heurtaux and Cyril Théréau. I bet with Heurtaux that whoever lost would take a picture with the other and post it on social media. Even today my photo is still there on my social networks – and on his social networks too, I believe. I remember watching the game alone in my room. Everyone else was watching it on a giant screen. I said no, I'll watch it alone in the room because they'll bring bad luck, so let me stay here.

    “I stayed in my room alone. The moment we scored the goal I ran across the hotel! I ran to where they were all watching, screaming all the way from my room to where they were! Screaming! I got there and they were obviously devastated, the two French guys, and I was really ecstatic. I think that as a Portuguese, regardless of whether you're actually involved in Portugal's successes or not, you have to feel proud.”

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