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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, France 4, Iceland 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, France 4, Iceland 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland).

  5. Booking

    Antoine Griezmann (France) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Antoine Griezmann (France).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Moussa Sissoko replaces Olivier Giroud.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Presnel Kimpembe replaces Layvin Kurzawa.

  12. 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.

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kylian Mbappé (France).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland).

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Post update

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

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