France beats Ireland to reach Euro quarterfinals

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UEFA Euro 2016
UEFA Euro 2016

LYON, Jun. 26, 2016 (AMP) — France 2016 : France qualified to the quarter-finals of the 2016 UEFA Euro with a 2-1 win against Ireland (halftime: 0-1) on Sunday afternoon at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon.

Antoine Griezmann scored dual goals

Ireland had started off well by taking the lead in the 2nd minute with a goal by midfielder Robbie Brady on penalty. Trailing 1-0 at half time, the Frenchs nonetheless manage to reverse the direction of the game by scoring twice in the second period (Griezmann '58, '61).

Fixtures and Results : Second stage

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Overview

France at the Euro

  • 2 titles (1984, 2000)
  • 9 appearances (first in 1960)
  • 15 participations in the qualifications (first in 1960)
  • Statistics: Champions (1984, 2000) Fourth Place (1960)

Ireland at the Euro

  • 3 appearances (first in 1988)
  • 15 participations in the qualifications (first in 1960)
2016 Euro Poster
France
2:1
Ireland
2:1 (0:1)
  • 26 June 2016
  • 15:00
  • Lyon

Euro History

UEFA European Championship History

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