European Championship Qualifying - Group H
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France 4-0 Iceland: Olivier Giroud scores in routine win for the world champions

Samuel Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti (left) celebrates his first-half goal with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba

Olivier Giroud became France's third highest goalscorer of all time as he scored in an easy win over Iceland.

Samuel Umtiti put the hosts ahead with a glancing header from Kylian Mbappe's left-wing cross, before Giroud saw the ball bounce off him and into the net following Benjamin Pavard's cross.

Mbappe added a third from Antoine Griezmann's pass, before Griezmann netted a fourth shortly afterwards.

Giroud, 32, has now scored 35 times in 89 international appearances.

The Chelsea striker's 68th-minute goal had a touch of fortune about it as Pavard's cross was palmed out by Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson hit Giroud and went in.

Nevertheless, the goal took him clear of David Trezeguet's total of 34, with only Michel Platini (41 goals in 72 appearances) and Thierry Henry (51 goals in 123 matches) ahead of him.

France have now scored eight goals in two qualifying games for the 2020 European Championship, having beaten Moldova 4-1 in their opening qualifier on Friday.

Didier Deschamps' side lead Group H on goal difference, ahead of Turkey, who also have six points from their two games.

Line-ups

France

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Pavard
  • 4Varane
  • 5Umtiti
  • 22KurzawaSubstituted forKimpembeat 85'minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 13KantéSubstituted forLemarat 80'minutes
  • 10Mbappé
  • 7GriezmannBooked at 90mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 9GiroudSubstituted forSissokoat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kimpembe
  • 8Lemar
  • 15Zouma
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Sissoko
  • 18Fekir
  • 19Sidibe
  • 20Thauvin
  • 21NDombele
  • 23Areola

Iceland

  • 1Halldórsson
  • 2SaevarssonSubstituted forAF Skúlasonat 84'minutes
  • 5Ingason
  • 14Árnason
  • 6R Sigurdsson
  • 18Magnússon
  • 16SigurjonssonSubstituted forTraustasonat 57'minutes
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 8BjarnasonBooked at 51mins
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 22GudmundssonSubstituted forFinnbogasonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fjóluson
  • 4Pálsson
  • 9Kjartansson
  • 11Finnbogason
  • 12Kristinsson
  • 13Rúnarsson
  • 15Hermannsson
  • 19Gíslason
  • 20Sigurdsson
  • 21Traustason
  • 23AF Skúlason
Referee:
István Kovács
Attendance:
64,538

Match Stats

Home TeamFranceAway TeamIceland
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, France 4, Iceland 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, France 4, Iceland 0.

Kylian Mbappé (France) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland).

Booking

Antoine Griezmann (France) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Antoine Griezmann (France).

Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Moussa Sissoko replaces Olivier Giroud.

Attempt missed. Thomas Lemar (France) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, France. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Kylian Mbappé is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Presnel Kimpembe replaces Layvin Kurzawa.

Goal!

Goal! France 4, Iceland 0. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kylian Mbappé.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Ari Freyr Skúlason replaces Birkir Már Saevarsson.

Foul by Kylian Mbappé (France).

Ragnar Sigurdsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arnór Ingvi Traustason with a cross.

Thomas Lemar (France) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland).

Substitution

Substitution, France. Thomas Lemar replaces N'Golo Kanté.

Offside, Iceland. Aron Gunnarsson tries a through ball, but Alfred Finnbogason is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! France 3, Iceland 0. Kylian Mbappé (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a through ball.

Offside, France. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Layvin Kurzawa is caught offside.

Offside, France. Antoine Griezmann tries a through ball, but Olivier Giroud is caught offside.

Paul Pogba (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland).

Foul by Olivier Giroud (France).

Birkir Már Saevarsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, France. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Benjamin Pavard is caught offside.

Offside, Iceland. Arnór Ingvi Traustason tries a through ball, but Alfred Finnbogason is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! France 2, Iceland 0. Olivier Giroud (France) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benjamin Pavard with a cross.

Attempt missed. Olivier Giroud (France) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

Attempt missed. Blaise Matuidi (France) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Alfred Finnbogason replaces Albert Gudmundsson.

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Pavard (France) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Arnór Ingvi Traustason replaces Runar Mar Sigurjonsson because of an injury.

Delay in match Runar Mar Sigurjonsson (Iceland) because of an injury.

Corner, France. Conceded by Sverrir Ingason.

Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (France).

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As It Stood

A

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2Bulgaria20202202
3Kosovo10101101
4Montenegro201126-41
5Czech Rep100105-50

B

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2Luxembourg21013303
3Portugal20201102
4Serbia10101101
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C

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4Estonia100102-20
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D

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4Gibraltar100101-10
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E

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3Hungary210123-13
4Croatia21013303
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F

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2Sweden11002113
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4Romania100112-10
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G

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4Slovenia20202202
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H

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2Turkey22006066
3Albania21013213
4Iceland210124-23
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6Moldova200218-70

I

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2Russia21015323
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4Cyprus21015233
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6San Marino200207-70

J

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1Greece11002023
2Italy11002023
3Bos-Herze11002113
4Armenia100112-10
5Liechtenstein100102-20
6Finland100102-20
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