France beats Iceland to advance to Euro semifinals

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UEFA Euro 2016
UEFA Euro 2016

SAINT DENIS, Jul. 3, 2016 (AMP) — France 2016 : France reached the semifinals of the 2016 UEFA Euro with a 5-2 win against Iceland (halftime: 4-0) on Sunday night at the Stade de France in Saint Denis.

Olivier Giroud scored dual goals

France dominated the first half thanks to goals from Giroud ('12), Pogba ('20), Payet ('43) and Griezmann ('45). Leading 4-0 at the break, the Frenchs further widened their lead in the second period with another goal by Giroud in the 59th minute.

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)

Iceland at the Euro

  • First appearance
  • 12 participations in the qualifications (first in 1964)
2016 Euro Poster
France
5:2
Iceland
5:2 (4:0)
  • 3 July 2016
  • 21:00
  • Saint Denis

Euro History

UEFA European Championship History

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