Portugal vs France, UEFA Euro 2016 final guide

A Stade de France final will evoke memories of the attacks in and around the French capital, including outside the national stadium, last year.

Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo da Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa should lead its government delegation.

Portugal played on Wednesday against Wales (2-0) while France faced Germany (2-0) on Thursday, meaning Les Bleus have had one less day's rest that Cristiano Ronald and co.

According to an ESPN analysis in a tactical sense, the final is rarely the most fascinating game of a major worldwide tournament. "That is sometimes very positive", he said.

Clattenburg said advance contact with teams had paid dividends. "It's been a wonderful sight to see".

Ahead of Sunday's game at the same venue, the symbolism has not been lost on a France team that is doing its level best to bring a measure of happiness to a country still mourning its dead.

Officials say the police will patrol the Stade de France stadium as well as the Fan Zone near the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees boulevard. Portugal is still looking for its first major tournament win.

Pedro Pinto, a 49-year-old Portugal fan who lives in France said, "This is my dream final - the country of my birth against the country where I have made my home".

What an achievement it would be if Didier Deschamps and the French seize the opportunity to match the triumph of Euro 1984, when Michel Platini scored a tournament record nine goals en route to lifting the trophy.

France finished first in the group stage, opening the tournament with a 2-1 win against Romania, as Olivier Giroud and Dimitri Payet (89th minute) got on the scoresheet. Again its Cristiano Ronaldo and his famous semi final leap, 2 metres 60 to head the ball into the Welsh net. The runner-up gets 5 million euros ($5.5 million) more. He looked relaxed as he discussed the possibility of winning the Euros on home soil - what would be a career highlight even for a man of his accomplishments. The team was built, first and foremost not to lose matches.

Just like Greece in 2004, Portugal have not won too many admirers with their performances in France.

Portugal may have already experienced of a European Championship final, but Sunday's showpiece encounter against France will be a role reversal for them.

Bruno Sousa:"Portugal of course, the team is set up to win, It's a pragmatic team, it leaves nothing to chance, but its aware of its limitations. If one team or another has won more games, or drawn... these are numbers which coaches and players put to one side". When he did not play here, Portugal trailed three times before salvaging a draw with Hungary.

"We owe a great debt of thanks to the French people, to the French president, François Hollande, to the French government, the host cities, and the French police and armed forces, who have done such a marvelous job of ensuring the safety of the millions of fans who have come from all over Europe to attend this tournament", UEFA senior vice president Angel Maria Villar said Saturday.

However, they now have a glorious chance to follow in the footsteps of that Greek side by beating France in the final and spoling the home party.