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SAINT-DENIS, France -- Portugal defender Pepe is fit and ready for another duel with Frances top forward Antoine Griezmann on the European Championship final on Sunday. Aaron Boone Jersey .I feel great. Im fully fit and can be chosen to play, Pepe said at a news conference on Saturday at the Stade de France.The tough Real Madrid defender sat out a 2-0 win in the semifinals against Wales because of a thigh muscle injury.The decision paid off for coach Fernando Santos not to risk his defensive leader against a Welsh attack that lacked the options France possesses.Griezmann is the clearest danger to Portugal, with his six-goal tally at Euro 2016 double that of any player, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who has three.Pepe and Ronaldo already got the better of Griezmann in a major final six weeks ago, when their Real Madrid team beat city rival Atletico in the Champions League final. Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty in a shootout after a 1-1 draw, and Griezmann missed a spot-kick when Atletico trailed 1-0 in the second half.Ive played against Griezmann several times in Spain, Pepe said through a translator. Hes not very tall, but hes very good at figuring out where the ball might be. Its important not to focus on one player, but France as a team.Though Pepe has two Champions League titles with Madrid, he acknowledged that Sundays game is the most important of his career.Yes, because Im representing my people, my country. We want to write our names in history, the 33-year-old defender said.Portugal seemed far away from the final when failing to win a group-stage game, and trailed three times against Hungary before salvaging a third straight draw.Santos then began selecting Southampton defenders Jose Fonte and Cedric Soares, leaving Pepe to lead a reshaped line that helped Portugal win tightly-contested knockout games against Croatia and Poland.This rugged, hard-to-beat style recalls Greeces surprise run to win Euro 2004 and beat the more attacking host Portuguese team in the final. Now Portugal is in a reversed role against a more flamboyant French side.I would like that, Pepe said when asked if history could repeat itself. That would be amazing but one thing has nothing to do with another. Twelve years have gone by and tomorrow is a totally different thing.Pepe has seemed on his best behavior at Euro 2016, cutting out the hard fouls that helped make his reputation and the play-acting simulation that angered many watchers of the recent Champions League final.The referee that May night in Milan, Mark Clattenburg of England, will have the whistle again on Sunday.I think this referee may be among the best two or three referees in the world, Pepe said. Its recognition of his work and his quality as a professional referee. I hope everyone has an easy night and that they can work peacefully. Jimmy Herget Jersey . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. Mordecai Brown Jersey . -- Ty Montgomery had 290 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, and fifth-ranked Stanford held on to beat No. . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. Star Melbourne United shooting guard Chris Goulding is set to miss another two weeks as he recovers from an ankle injury.The Boomer was injured in last Thursdays NBL win over Brisbane and was absent for fifth-placed Uniteds home loss to Perth on Sunday.United coach Dean Demopoulos said they were hoping to see the Rio Olympian back in a week, but would not rush his return.This week, hell be rehabbing and hopefully in about two weeks time (he can play), Demopoulos told RSN radio.Ankles are funny. Shooters get that injury quite a lot.It means Goulding, whose return of just 11 points per game this season is well down on hiis career numbers, will miss Thursdays trip to Cairns and could also be sidelined for away clashes against New Zealand and Illawarra. Harry Heilmann Jersey. Demopoulos said there was no doubt he was missed in the 72-69 loss to the Wildcats as Melbourne struggled to share the scoring load.Melbournes radar was well off, hitting 20 per cent of their shots from beyond the arc compared to Perths 38 per cent.We missed him, obviously, Demopoulos said.We need to do things better, whether Chris is there or not. ' ' ' 

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