France will play the Republic of Ireland in the Round of 16 after the latter beat Italy last night to book their spot in the Round of 16 as one of the four best third placed teams.
The game between France and Ireland is the first meeting between the two teams since a controversial goal from Thierry Henry sealed Les Bleus’ passage to the 2010 World Cup.
The fixture will take place in Lyon on 26 June, with the winner advancing to a quarterfinal against the winners of England-Iceland.
Group A’s runners up, Switzerland will take on Poland in St.Etienne. Albania and Romania both failed to qualify.
After leaving it late to win their games against Romania and Albania, hosts France will look for a more assured performance and finish their group engagements with a 100% record when they take on Switzerland on Sunday night.
Les Bleus needed a late Payet stunner to clinch victory on the opening evening against Romania, and then scored twice in second half stoppage time to beat Albania in front of a 63,670 strong crowd in Marseille. These games have been terribly stressful for head coach Didier Deschamps Continue reading
Just as they had done against Romania, France snatch victory at the death against Albania, with Atleti striker Antoine Griezmann and West Ham’s Dimi Payet netting for Didier Deschamps side.
A crowd of 63,670 attended this clash at Stade Velodrome.
France are now top of Group A Continue reading
Not the most convincing three points, but it was three points at the end, and that’s all that will matter to Didier Deschamps. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and West Ham’s Dimi Payet the goal scorers for Les Bleus Continue reading
Scotland, the only home nation NOT to qualify for Euro 2016, were in Metz for a warm up friendly, and France triumphed 3-0, with the much maligned Olivier Giroud getting two goals. His Arsenal teammate Laurent Koscielny also netted for Les Bleus Continue reading
France have today officially revealed the numbers that their players will be wearing at the upcoming European Championships. Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will wear No.9. Les Bleus take on Cameroon in a warm up game tonight. Continue reading