European Championship

  • O. Giroud 12’
  • P. Pogba 19’
  • D. Payet 42’
  • A. Griezmann 45’
  • O. Giroud 59’
  • 56’ K. Sigþórsson
  • 84’ B. Bjarnason
4 Half Time 0
Stade de France
Attendance 76,833


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Sissoko is found on the right flank, before pinging a diagonal pass into Gignac. The substitute dances infield and picks out Griezmann, but a shot from the diminutive striker is blocked easily. The resulting corner is taken by Coman, but he takes it short into Mangala.
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      FULL-TIME! France progress into the semi-final of Euro 2016, courtesy of a 5-2 victory over Iceland. The hosts looked to be running rampant, after going 4-0 up, but Lagerback's men were able to find the back of the net twice in the second half to restore some national pride. The fairytale is over, a
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME! France go into the break with a 4-0 lead over Iceland, with Lagerback needing to inspire one of the best all-time comebacks to get anything out of this match - even pride. Goals from Giroud, Pogba, Payet and Griezmann have Les Bleus sitting pretty.
    • 0'
      Iceland substitutes: Hauksson, Hermannsson, Ingason, Finnbogason, Kristinsson, Jonsson, Sigurjonsson, E. Bjarnason, Magnusson, Hallfredsson, Traustason, Gudjohnsen.
    • 0'
      Iceland starting line-up (4-4-2): Halldorsson; Saevarsson, R. Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, G. Sigurdsson, B. Bjarnason; Bodvarsson, Sigthorsson.
    • 0'
      France substitutes: Jallet, Cabaye, Gignac, Martial, Schneiderlin, Mangala, Mandanda, Digne, Coman, Costil.
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      France starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Sagna, Umtiti, Koscielny, Evra; Matuidi, Pogba; Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud.
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      TEAM NEWS: Iceland have made no selection surprises and stick with the same system and personnel that triumphed against England. Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kari Arnason will be the rock at the heart of their side, with key man Gylfi Sigurdsson in the middle of the park with hard working Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Samuel Umtiti gets the nod at centre-back alongside Laurent Koscielny, due to the absence of Adil Rami, with the young defender needing to impress ahead of a move to Barcelona. Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi appear to be in a deeper midfield two, allowing for Payet and Moussa Sissoko to pl
    • 0'
      Didier Deschamps' men have perhaps underwhelmed a little up to this point, with the magic of Dimitri Payet being a big reason why Les Bleus are still fighting their way towards the final. Iceland have a number of heroes, but will count massively upon their support, with blue-clad vikings descending
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of the final instalment of Euro 2016 quarter-final action, as the hosts France face up against tournament minnows Iceland. The latter are one of the fairytale stories of the competition, after knocking out England in the last round, but face a stern test against a
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half in Paris! France will fancy their chances of joining Portugal, Wales and Germany in the next round, but this Iceland side really don't know when they are beaten. Could we see another upset?
    • 2'
      The rain is pouring down, making the surface into a very slippery and quick one. Griezmann wins an early free-kick from Gunnarsson, but Payet's delivery is cut short for a foul. Pogba is penalised for tugging on the shirt of R. Sigurdsson.
    • 4'
      Lloris pings a nervy first clearance out of play, with Iceland continuing to press intelligently and high up the pitch. G. Sigurdsson has a shot, after neat hold-up play from Bodvarsson, but the Swansea midfielder can only shoot straight down the goalkeeper's throat.
    • 5'
      Gudmundsson is picked out scampering into the French penalty area, but the wide man's first touch lets him down at the vital moment. Deschamps' men really do need to switch on here, otherwise they risk falling behind against a resilient opponent.
    • 6'
      Good effort from Payet! France play some lovely interlinking football through the middle, with the West Ham midfielder teed up neatly by Pogba. The ex-Lille man shoots from range, but it finds the midriff of Halldorsson, who has to pounce upon the loose ball at a second attempt. Moments later, a cro
    • 8'
      Gunnarsson is forced to have a word with the referee, after a late tackle, with the Cardiff City midfielder merely one booking away from suspension. Iceland's fans are making plenty of noise with their loud, synchronised clapping, but Les Bleus are happy to retain possession and bide their time.
    • 10'
      B. Bjarnason shoots from range, after Sigthorsson wins a flick-on, but the Iceland midfielder drags a poor shot well wide of the left-hand post. France are dominating possession, but they are yet to really threaten Halldorsson's goal. Sissoko tries to drive down the right flank, but Arnason dives in
    • 12'
      G O. Giroud Assist B. Matuidi
    • 12'
      Matuidi lifts a lovely pass down the left channel, allowing Giroud to get in behind enemy lines and finish well.
    • 12'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! GIROUD MAKES IT 1-0! FRANCE LEAD IN PARIS! The Arsenal striker is fed down the left-hand side, before being allowed to break into the penalty box, courtesy of a pass from Matuidi. The ex-Montpellier man rattles a powerful finish through Halldorsson and into the back of the net!
    • 12'
      Iceland are stringing together some neat passages of play, with Lagerback's side not afraid to get the ball down and try and play. Eventually, however, they always have to plump for a long ball up to Sigthorsson, but the former Ajax striker has the physical presence to allow G. Sigurdsson to feed of
    • 14'
      Iceland manage to win a throw-in quickly after the restart, but Gunnarsson's delivery is nodded clear by Sagna, with Lagerback's plans unable to force a quick equaliser as they did against England. France are looking comfortable, with their fans urging them on to score another.
    • 16'
      Lloris claims another set-piece delivery from Iceland, with the trailing outfit struggling to do anything other than sit back and prey on opportunities to counter. As Les Bleus have the lead, however, they can play this contest at entirely their own pace. The French fans are making an absolute racke
    • 18'
      Saevarsson is fed down the right-hand side, with the full-back then lifting an early cross into the penalty area. Bodvarsson manages to get there first and angle a header towards goal, but it is an easy, looping effort that is gathered up simply by Lloris.
    • 19'
      G P. Pogba Assist B. Matuidi
    • 20'
      Griezmann curls in a wonderful corner delivery from the right-hand side, which is too inviting for Pogba to turn down.
    • 20'
      GOOOOOOOOOOAL! POGBA MAKES IT 2-0! The Juventus midfielder lifts a pass into the penalty area, which Griezmann flicks off his man to earn a corner. The Atleti forward curls in a delivery, with Pogba rising in towering fashion to thud a close-range header home! Les Bleus are in control.
    • 22'
      Bjarnason has another long-range effort, but the midfielder sends the ball sailing over the target. Iceland really need to try and respond soon, as they haven't looked as though they have three goals in them just yet. Lagerback might need to urge his players on a little more.
    • 24'
      Les Bleus are happy to just stroke the ball around and allow their opponents to chase, as Iceland have no option but to go looking for the two goals they need to tie things up. Payet feeds Matuidi down the left-hand side, but the PSG midfielder goes down looking for a penalty that was never likely a
    • 26'
      Over the top from Bodvarsson! Gunnarsson chucks a long throw in from the right-hand side, with a flick-on from Sigthorsson finding the feet of his strike partner. Under pressure from Umtiti, however, Bodvarsson can only slide in and lift a terrible finish above the crossbar.
    • 28'
      France continue to hunt in packs, with Pogba and Matuidi yet to be found out as sitting midfielders. The Juventus midfielder releases Giroud down the right-hand side, but the Arsenal striker's attempt back-heel into Sagna doesn't come off at all.
    • 29'
      The opening half an hour have been very comfortable for Deschamps' side, as France have dominated possession and not allowed G. Sigurdsson to get on the ball at all. Giroud manages to earn a corner from B. Bjarnason, but this time Payet's delivery is headed away by R. Sigurdsson.
    • 31'
      Iceland are patient with their build-up play, but the trailing nation are yet to get in behind France at all. Long throws are proving to be their main threat at present, but another Gunnarsson hurl is headed well clear by Evra. Perhaps it is harder to launch it in without towels to dry the wet ball?
    • 33'
      France are happy to take their time in attack, with the likes of Payet and Griezmann unafraid to look backwards rather than drilling a pass into the horde of white shirts on the periphery of the Iceland penalty area. With less than a quarter of an hour on the clock in this first half, Les Bleus have
    • 35'
      Evra breaks down the left, before being tugged to the ground by Gudmundsson, but the referee opts not to blow for a foul. Iceland look a little low on ideas, with France sitting deep and asking for their opponents to play percentage passes into high-risk areas.
    • 37'
      France work the ball from left, to right, back to the left again. Iceland have to come out and chase, as they have no other choice but to hope that they can pull a goal back before the break. Payet is fed into a pocket of space by Griezmann, but the ex-Marseille midfielder's eventual attempted throu
    • 39'
      Matuidi lashes a terrible shot some way wide of the right-hand post, but France continue to look the more likely to net the third goal of the evening. Deschamps' midfield selection is standing up to the test at present, with the absence of N'Golo Kante yet to be felt. Umtiti has also eased into proc
    • 41'
      We're into the final five minutes of the first half, with France's fans urging their players towards the interval. A long ball looks for Gudmundsson down the left-hand side, but Sagna watches it all the way and heads clear. Moments later, B. Bjarnason earns his team a free-kick, which G. Sigurdsson
    • 42'
      G D. Payet Assist B. Matuidi
    • 42'
      Griezmann is patient with his play once again, with the Atleti man proving his worth in the hole in behind Giroud.
    • 42'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! PAYET MAKES IT 3-0! That should be that. Griezmann tees up the West Ham midfielder on the edge of the box, who shifts possession onto his left foot neatly. A low, sizzling shot zips off the wet turf and inside the right-hand post. Deschamps' men should be home and dry now.
    • 45'
      G A. Griezmann Assist B. Matuidi
    • 45'
      Giroud slides a pass into his team-mate this time around, with the former Real Sociedad man making it 4-0.
    • 45'
      GOOOOOOOOOAL! INSPIRATION FROM GRIEZMANN! The Atleti forward is released in behind enemy lines, and uses all of his technical ability to scoop a lovely finish over Halldorsson and into the back of the net! France are in dreamland, they lead 4-0 now.
    • 46'
      SI A. Finnbogason SO B. Matuidi
    • 46'
      SI S. Ingason SO B. Matuidi
    • 46'
      Ingason is given a run-out, with Arnason not reappearing for the second half.
    • 46'
      Bodvarsson is replaced at the break, with Finnbogason coming into the fray up top.
    • 46'
      We are back underway in Paris! Deschamps' men have a four-goal cushion heading into the second half, which should be more than enough to see them ease into the Euro 2016 semi-final stages at the expense of plucky Iceland. The fairytale is waning.
    • 48'
      France get the ball moving once again for the second period, with Iceland's fans desperately trying to get their men pumped up once again. This could get very embarrassing if Deschamps' men are able to recreate their first-half showing.
    • 50'
      Les Bleus have their tails up and they are playing neat, easy football at present. Evra is released down the left-hand side, before Griezmann and Sissoko link up. The latter takes a poor touch, with the loose ball falling out to Payet on the edge of the box, but the goalscorer's speculative effort s
    • 52'
      France continue to dominate, with Iceland sat very deep indeed. Pogba tries his luck from the best part of 35 yards, but the Juventus man's effort zips off the turf and well wide of the left-hand post. Iceland are looking tired and uninspiring.
    • 54'
      Deschamps has plenty of players out warming up on the sidelines, with Les Bleus having the luxury of resting players who are at risk of missing the semi-final through suspension. Iceland are trying to get a foothold in proceedings at present, but they are only seeing possession due to France's willi
    • 56'
      G K. Sigþórsson Assist B. Matuidi
    • 56'
      G. Sigurdsson curls in a devilish ball, which is met with aplomb at the near post.
    • 56'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! ICELAND MAKE IT 4-1! Saevarsson spreads play out to the right-hand side, with G. Sigurdsson then able to curl in a neat cross from the flank. Sigthorsson slides in to stab home a close-range finish, with the Icelandic support finding their voice once again!
    • 58'
      B. Bjarnason picks up a yellow card for a late tackle on Giroud, which means he would miss an unlikely semi-final appearance.
    • 58'
      Pogba takes aim from the best part of 30 yards, but his shot is straight at Halldorsson, who pats the ball down and claims at the second time of asking. Suddenly, the trailing side look a little more confident, but if they open themselves up too much, France will hurt them on the break.
    • 59'
      G O. Giroud Assist B. Matuidi
    • 59'
      Payet dips a good free-kick delivery into the penalty area, with Giroud able to apply a glancing finish.
    • 59'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! THE COMEBACK IS OFF! Payet curls a free-kick into the penalty area from 30 yards out, with Giroud able to climb highest and flick a header over the stranded Halldorsson. That makes it 5-1 and suddenly there is some nice breathing room for Les Bleus once again.
    • 60'
      SI A. Gignac SO B. Matuidi
    • 60'
      Giroud is given a standing ovation, with Gignac taking to the field for the remaining half an hour.
    • 62'
      Matuidi is limping a little, after being caught late, but the PSG midfielder insists that he will be carrying on. Iceland's long-throw causes problems once again, but this time Finnbogason can only guide a cushioned volley over the crossbar from the edge of the box.
    • 64'
      Sagna goes down heavily, after clearing his lines with a good header, but the Manchester City right-back is okay to continue. Gudmundsson whips in a delivery from the right-hand side, but Ingason is denied by a fantastic reflex save by Lloris! A second corner is whipped in, but the France goalkeeper
    • 66'
      Gignac checks back onto his right foot from the left-hand side, but sees an attempted shot charged down with ease. Iceland respond with an attack of their own, but Gudmundsson is penalised for a supposed push on Sagna. The Charlton man isn't happy at all.
    • 68'
      Once again, Gignac tries to shoot from range but fails, as the Tigres man appears to fancy his chances of grabbing a goal tonight. Narrowly over 20 minutes remain in the French capital, with Les Bleus happy to sit back, absorb pressure and hold onto their energies for their upcoming semi-final clash
    • 70'
      G. Sigurdsson whips another free-kick in from a dangerous area, but Koscielny and Sagna combine to clear. Immediately, France look to break, with Sissoko finding Payet on the left. The West Ham midfielder shoots across goal, but a deflection takes it into Halldorsson's side netting.
    • 72'
      SI E. Mangala SO B. Matuidi
    • 72'
      Koscielny takes his leave, with Mangala getting a 20-minute run-out.
    • 72'
      Deschamps has made his changes tactically, resting those who might be at a risk of suspension. All that Les Bleus need to do now is see this one out, though Iceland will fancy giving their fans something else to cheer about before exiting the competition.
    • 74'
      Gignac is released down the left-hand side, but opts to play the ball backwards, with France in no hurry at all. Matuidi opens play out to Sagna on the right flank, but Skulason gets in there quickly to frustrate the ex-Arsenal man.
    • 75'
      Umtiti gets a yellow card for catching his man with a stray arm. Deserved booking.
    • 77'
      Iceland don't look to be able to mount any kind of big come-back, with Lagerback's half-time changes not turning his side into a more potent offensive machine. France still look as though they want to send their fans home smiling with another goal this evening.
    • 79'
      The trailing side are still working very hard indeed to ensure that they aren't embarrassed by Les Bleus. B. Bjarnason is released down the left-hand side and whips in a cross, but Sagna rises above Gudmundsson to head clear. Skulason picks up the scraps, but then loses out to Sissoko.
    • 80'
      SI K. Coman SO B. Matuidi
    • 80'
      Coman comes into the game for France, with Payet taking his leave following another productive evening.
    • 82'
      We're into the final 10 minutes in Paris, but Iceland's fans are still making a lot of noise. Lagerback's men can be proud of their tournament showing, but they really have been truly outclassed tonight in the French capital.
    • 83'
      SI E. Guðjohnsen SO B. Matuidi
    • 83'
      Sigthorsson jogs off, with Lagerback giving talismanic striker Gudjohnsen a run out.
    • 84'
      G B. Bjarnason Assist B. Matuidi
    • 84'
      Skulason clips in a cross from the left, which his team-mate can't help but coax home.
    • 84'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! B. BJARNASON HEADS HOME! That makes it 5-2, this Iceland side just don't know when they are truly beaten. A cross comes in from the left-hand side, which the long-haired midfielder nods just beyond the dive of Lloris.
    • 86'
      Sissoko is found haring down the right-hand side, but the ex-Toulouse midfielder can only blaze horrendously over the crossbar from a tight angle. France are still looking for another goal. Moments later, Mangala has to step in to deny a fantastic cross from Saevarsson.
    • 88'
      Close for Ingason! The substitute takes a corner delivery off the foot of Gudjohnsen, who probably would have been able to lash home a close-range finish without his team-mate's intervention. France still are very much in a contest here.
    • 90'
      Griezmann runs into trouble on the edge of the penalty area, with France's forwards looking a little bit leggy at this point. There are two minutes of stoppage time at Stade de France.

    Line Up




    Didier Deschamps
    Erik Hamrén



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 8 11
    Yellow Cards 1 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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