Portugal's Euro 2016 champions return to Lisbon

Portugal's Euro 2016 champions return to Lisbon

Tens of thousands of people welcomed back the Portugal football team in Lisbon on Monday after the team won the European Championship, its first major trophy.

Dozens of airport staff gathered on the tarmac to cheer the players as they arrived from France just after midday.

Captain Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Fernando Santos lifted the cup to great applause as they stepped out of the plane.

The streets around the airport were also packed with well-wishers to celebrate the team which travelled in an open-topped, double-decker bus to meet Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at his official residence in Belem.