France 2-1 Ireland, Euro 2016: As it happened

Two second half goals by Antoine Griezmann ensure France continue their march in Euro 2016 with a 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 26, 2016 8:29 pm
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France came from behind to beat Ireland 2-1 in Lyon and seal a quarterfinal place in Euro 2016. Two second half goals by Antoine Griezmann nullified an early Robbie Brady penalty. France continue their march in the home tournament and pick up their first victory in a knockout game of a Euro game since 2000!

France vs Ireland updates:

FULL TIME!! France are through to the quarterfinals.

92′ SAVED! Griezmann denied a hat-trick! Payet plays it into path but Griezmann’s shot is saved

91′ There was a 2-v-1 chance for France but Coman took forever to find a teammate

90′ 3 mins added on

87′ Payet has a go from outside the box but not enough venom in it to hurt Randolph. Stays 2-1 to France. Ireland need something and need something soon.

85′ CHANCE! Matuidi with perfect cross and Gignac at the near post can’t get proper contact or it was 3-1!

77′ Gigniac! He hits one from outside the box but it hits the crossbar!

71′ Matter of minutes, Griezmann the man for France

68′ Griezmann free-kicks hits Giroud and goes out

66′ Griezmann is brought just outside the box for Duffy. He gets a RED. 10-man Ireland now

61′ GOAL! Griezmann scores again! They lead. France lead 2-1. Long ball to Giroud, who heads it back and an onrushing Griezmann keeps calm and sends it past Randoplh into the Irish net

58′ GOAL! France have equalisied through Griezmann. Sagna with a cross from the right and Griezmann, perfectly place at the spot kick, heads it in

55′ Matuidi with a powerful strike from outside the box but Randolph stops it

48′ Payet free kick and Pogba with a deflction. Koscielny was at the back post and should have scored with a header but misses. Big chance missed

46′ We are back. France bring in Coman in place of Kante

45+4′ HT: France 0-1 Ireland

45′ 4 minutes added. France are trying to break the Ireland defence but in vain

41′ Could have been Ireland’s chance again but Bardy’s header is out

39′ Long with an exception touch in the box to control the ball but Evra sends it out. Corner to Ireland. Easily saved by Lloris

37′ France have another free-kick. Too many tackles in this game. Ugly ones

24′ Pogba with a brilliant free kick but Randolph keeps it away. Good save

21′ Griezmann with an aim but Randolp is there. Stops

20′ Murphy from outside the box to the far post but Lloris dives to make a good save

17′ Griezmann puts a header on Payet’s free kick cross but Ireland keeper blocks it

8′ Payet with a free-kick but it blocked. France on the attack

1′ GOAL! Brady converts for Ireland and they are up 1-0 with a full game to play

1′ PENALTY! What a start for Ireland. Pogba brings Long down in the box

1825 hrs IST: Kick-off

# France coach Didier Deschamps has made four changes for Sunday’s last-16 tie against Ireland at the European Championship with talisman Dmitri Payet and striker Oliver Giroud among those back in the starting 11.

# Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who was part of the team that faced Ireland when the two sides last met in 2009, captains France for a record 55th time, overtaking his coach’s own milestone.

# Deschamps restores N’Golo Kante, who like Giroud is a yellow card away from suspension, into the holding midfield role.

# Blaise Matuidi is also back after being rested for the 0-0 draw with Switzerland last Sunday. He stays on the left side of midfield, pushing Paul Pogba to his less-favoured position on the right.

# Despite having three days fewer than France to prepare for the match, Ireland coach Martin O’Neill has made no changes from the team that beat Italy 1-0 to get to the knockout stages.

# Daryl Murphy, who has yet to score for his country, leads the line with Shane Long tucked just behind him.

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Ticket allocation unfair: Ireland manager

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Ireland manager Martin O’Neill said on Saturday it was unfair that fewer than 5,000 tickets had been allocated to Ireland supporters for their game against France in the round of 16 of Euro 2016.

Duffy relishing Euro 2016 after brush with death

Euro 2016, Shane Duffy, France vs Ireland, Ireland vs France, France Ireland, Ireland france, Italy vs Ireland, Ireland vs Italy, Ireland team, Ireland defence, Euro 2016 fixtures, Euro 2016 Standings, Euro 2016 results, Football Shane Duffy was the cornerstone of a superb Irish defensive display against Italy. (Source: Reuters)

A little over six years after almost losing his life in a training-ground accident with the Ireland team, defender Shane Duffy will probably start one of the biggest games of his career against France in the second round of Euro 2016

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