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Portugal football team arrives in Paris aboard Eusebio plane

News 09 Jun 2016, 20:10 IST

Paris, June 9 (IANS) The Portuguese football team arrived here for the Euro 2016 on Thursday on a plane named after the legendary Eusebio.

The team is expected to go from Paris to Marcoussis, where it will have its camp during Euro 2016, which starts on Friday, reports Efe.

Portugal, captained by Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, will make their Group F debut against Iceland on June 14. Austria and Hungary are also in Group F.

Late Portugal captain Eusebio, who died at the age of 71 in January 2014, remains the country's most idolised footballer having driven the team to third place in 1966 FIFA World Cup.

Lovingly called "Black Panther", Eusebio scored 41 goals in 64 matches for Portugal.

European Footballer of the Year in 1965, Eusebio won European Cup with Benfica in 1961-62.



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