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Euro 2016 : Portugal beats Wales 2-0 to reach final

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Portugal defeated Wales 2-0 in their Euro 2016 semi-final in Lyon on account of second-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, sending the side into the final in Paris on Sunday ending Wales’ fairytale run in the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave his side the lead with a thumping header in the 50th minute of the second half, and assisted Nani three minutes later to seal a 2-0 win for Portugal.

A first half saw the sides go in 0-0 at the break, but Portugal scored twice within the space of three second-half minutes to end Wales’ chances of reaching a major final for the first time.

For Portugal, it offers Cristiano Ronaldo and his team the chance to win a major tournament for the first time when they appear in the final on Sunday – when they will face the winners of Thursday’s semi-final between host-nation France and world champions Germany.

After a first half of few chances, the game burst into life in the second half when Ronaldo rose highest to power in a header from a corner on 50 minutes.

Nani doubled  the lead for Portugal on 53 minutes when he poked in a Ronaldo shot, leaving Wales with a deficit they were unable to overturn.

Wales worked hard and pressed towards the end, but ultimately lacked the quality to break down the Portuguese defense.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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