European Championship Qualifying - Group H
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Iceland 0-1 France: N'Golo Kante injured in warm-up

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud (second left) scored his 37th international goal for France

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante suffered an injury in the warm-up before France edged a Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Iceland.

Kante reportedly picked up a muscle injury and was replaced in the starting line-up by Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko.

Blues team-mate Olivier Giroud scored his 37th international goal for the world champions from the penalty spot in the second half.

France stay second in Group H, but are six points ahead of Iceland in third.

Turkey maintained their position at the top of the group, but needed an injury-time winner from Everton striker Cenk Tosun to beat Albania 1-0.

Line-ups

Iceland

  • 1Halldórsson
  • 4Pálsson
  • 14Árnason
  • 6R SigurdssonBooked at 43mins
  • 23AF Skúlason
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forBödvarssonat 16'minutes
  • 16SigurjonssonBooked at 63minsSubstituted forFinnbogasonat 73'minutes
  • 8Bjarnason
  • 21TraustasonSubstituted forSigurdssonat 81'minutes
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 9Sigthorsson

Substitutes

  • 2Saevarsson
  • 3Fjóluson
  • 5Ingason
  • 11Finnbogason
  • 12Kristinsson
  • 13Jónsson
  • 15Hermannsson
  • 17Sigurdsson
  • 18Fridjónsson
  • 19Kjartansson
  • 20Hallfredsson
  • 22Bödvarsson

France

  • 16Mandanda
  • 2PavardBooked at 68mins
  • 4Varane
  • 5Lenglet
  • 18Digne
  • 17Sissoko
  • 12TolissoBooked at 87mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 11ComanSubstituted forIkonéat 88'minutes
  • 9GiroudBooked at 29minsSubstituted forBen Yedderat 78'minutes
  • 7Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 1Areola
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 6Ndombele
  • 8Lemar
  • 10Ben Yedder
  • 15Zouma
  • 19Sidibé
  • 20Ikoné
  • 21Hernández
  • 22Pléa
  • 23Maignan
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi
Attendance:
9,719

Match Stats

Home TeamIcelandAway TeamFrance
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home6
Away22
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Iceland 0, France 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Iceland 0, France 1.

Attempt missed. Wissam Ben Yedder (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Blaise Matuidi (France) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Digne.

Offside, France. Steve Mandanda tries a through ball, but Wissam Ben Yedder is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Ikoné (France) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raphael Varane with a headed pass.

Corner, France. Conceded by Alfred Finnbogason.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Jonathan Ikoné replaces Kingsley Coman.

Booking

Corentin Tolisso (France) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Corentin Tolisso (France).

Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Corentin Tolisso (France) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wissam Ben Yedder following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Kári Árnason (Iceland) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson with a cross.

Corner, Iceland. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

Attempt blocked. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wissam Ben Yedder.

Antoine Griezmann (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland).

Attempt saved. Wissam Ben Yedder (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Arnór Sigurdsson replaces Arnór Ingvi Traustason.

Attempt blocked. Blaise Matuidi (France) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wissam Ben Yedder with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Wissam Ben Yedder replaces Olivier Giroud.

Blaise Matuidi (France) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Attempt missed. Victor Pálsson (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.

Attempt blocked. Corentin Tolisso (France) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Alfred Finnbogason replaces Runar Mar Sigurjonsson because of an injury.

Offside, Iceland. Arnór Ingvi Traustason tries a through ball, but Kolbeinn Sigthorsson is caught offside.

Booking

Benjamin Pavard (France) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Digne.

Goal!

Goal! Iceland 0, France 1. Olivier Giroud (France) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty France. Antoine Griezmann draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Runar Mar Sigurjonsson (Iceland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Blaise Matuidi (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Runar Mar Sigurjonsson (Iceland).

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Olivier Giroud.

Corentin Tolisso (France) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland).

Foul by Lucas Digne (France).

Arnór Ingvi Traustason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England54012061412
2Czech Rep6402119212
3Kosovo5221101008
4Montenegro6033313-103
5Bulgaria6033511-63

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine65101311216
2Portugal5320134911
3Serbia52121012-27
4Luxembourg6114511-64
5Lithuania6015417-131

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands54011761112
2Germany54011761112
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus6114310-74
5Estonia6015218-161

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland532062411
2Denmark5230155109
3Switzerland422010468
4Georgia511348-44
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia6411135813
2Slovakia6312108210
3Hungary630379-29
4Wales52125507
5Azerbaijan5014513-81

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain66001731418
2Sweden6321138511
3Romania6312137610
4Norway623111839
5Malta6105213-113
6Faroe Islands6006320-170

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland7511112916
2Austria7412167913
3North Macedonia7322109111
4Slovenia7322137611
5Israel72231214-28
6Latvia7007124-230

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey76011521318
2France76012041618
3Iceland74031010012
4Albania7304101009
5Andorra7106114-133
6Moldova7106218-163

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium77002812721
2Russia76012241818
3Cyprus7313137610
4Kazakhstan7214911-27
5Scotland7205517-126
6San Marino7007037-370

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy66001831518
2Finland640284412
3Armenia6303121119
4Bos-Herze6213121117
5Greece6123710-35
6Liechtenstein6015119-181
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