Griezmann named player of the European Championship

PARIS: 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

Team of the tournament:

Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio (Portugal)

Defenders: Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Jerome Boateng (Germany), Pepe (Portugal), Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal)

Midfielders: Toni Kroos (Germany), Joe Allen (Wales); Antoine Griezmann (France), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Dmitri Payet (France)

Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)