Euro 2016, quarter-final: France vs Iceland - As it happened...

The pressure is all on the hosts as they look to repeat their feats at the 1984 Euros and the 1998 World Cup by winning a major tournament on home soil,  

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Jul 04, 2016, 02:53 AM IST
Euro 2016, quarter-final: France vs Iceland - As it happened...

New Delhi: Live score and updates from the fourth quarter-final of Euro 2016 between France and Iceland.

92' A corner for France. But it's all over as the referee blows the whistle!

90' Two minutes of added time.

90' France were looking to create another chance in the dying minutes of the match, well defended by Iceland on that occasion.

87' Iceland got a corner, no damage done though. Johann Gudmundsson took the corner kick but could not convert it.

84' Birkir Bjarnason produces a brilliant header to score second goal for Iceland. A bit too late.

83' Eidur Gudjohnsen replaces Kolbeinn Sigthorsson for Iceland.

80' Kingsley Coman replaces Dimitri Payet for France.

79' A cross was collected by Gylfi Sigurdsson but he could not capitalise on the chance.

78' Good work by Iceland as their spoiled France's move of scoring another goal.

75' Samuel Umtiti has been showed a yellow card for a bad tackle. 

74' Foul by Johann Gudmundsson as he pushed one of the French players.

72' Laurent Koscielny is replaced by Eliaquim Mangala for France.

69' France created another chance, got a corner but no more damage done.

67' Johann Gudmundsson committed a foul.

63' Terrific save from the French goalkeeper. Sverrir Ingi Ingason jumped and his header seemed to be going for a goal before Hugo Lloris timed his jump to perfection to deny Iceland their second goal.

60' Giroud is off the field to a standing ovation! Andre-Pierre Gignac is in!

59' GOAL! Giroud scores his second goal of the match off a wonderful header! Dimitri Payet produced a wonderful cross and Giroud made no mistake!

58' First yellow card of the match. Bjorn Kuipers gets it for a foul.

56' GOAL! After some good moves, Iceland have hit their first goal of the match! Kolbeinn Sigthorsson got a pass right inside the box from Gylfi Sigurdsson and he neatly deflected it into the goal! Some respite for them.

54' Iceland manage to keep the ball with themselves with short and accurate passes.

53' Johann Gudmundsson took a shot for Iceland, which went way over the bar.

50' Dimitri Payet misses a very easy chance. Could have been 5-0 for France.

46' Jon Dadi Bodvarsson replaces Alfred Finnbogason for Iceland. 

For the sake of their fans, Iceland need to pull up their socks as a team and put a better show in the second half after a lackluster performance in the first.

45' GOAL! Antoine Griezmann was given a pass by his team-mate, he just had to beat Halldorsson, he did it and France lead 4-0!

42' GOAL! Payet, who has already scored three goals in the tournament, hit a powerful shot off his left foot, which ran into the bar! Deschamps is delighted and so are the local spectators! France lead 3-0.

41' Free kick for Iceland, it went inside France's box but there was nobody to convert it into a goal.

40' Giroud found himself once again in front of Iceland's box, tried a header but didn't time it well.

37' Dimitri Payet looked very close of creating another chance for the hosts, but the Iceland defenders have done pretty well after conceding two goals. 

34' Patrice Evra charged towards the goal but was well defended.

29' Dimitri Payet took the corner but his kick was well defended by Iceland.

29' A foul by Iceland as they bring down Giroud.

27' After missing out on that chance, Iceland are trying their best, desperate searching for their first goal.

25' Iceland have missed out on an excellent chance. With a good throw in, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson was inside the box and he slided but hit the ball over the bar!

22' After a slow start to the match, players of both teams are now all charged up! Iceland desperately need to make a comeback! 

19' GOAL! France created another chance, got a corner and Paul Pogba stunned the Iceland fans with a well-timed header! The crowd has gone berserk!

16' Ari Skulason's shot towards France's goal was well collected by the goalkeeper with a well-timed jump.

12' GOAL! France were keeping the possesion, Olivier Giroud got a good cross from Blaise Matuidi and within a flash, he hit one below Halldorsson's legs to give the hosts a 1-0 lead! 

10' Birkir Bjarnason misses a chance for Iceland. His shot went way wide of the left side of the post.

6' Dimitri Payet created a chance but his shot went low, Hannes Halldorsson made sure there was no damage done.

4' Gylfi Sigurdsson is denied off a chance to score a goal.

2' Pogba commits a foul for France in the second minute of the match.

1' Birkir Bjarnason made the first foul of the match for Iceland.

1' The match has kicked off!


Playing XI of both the teams:

Iceland XI: Hannes Halldorsson, Ari Skulason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Birkir Bjarnason, Birkir B., Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Johann Gudmundsson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.

France XI: Hugo Lloris, Sagna, Laurent Koscielny, Samuel Umtiti, Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Moussa Sissoko, Antoine Griezmann, Dimity Payet, Olivier Giroud.

By no means the hosts can take Iceland lightly after the minnows stunned England in their last 16 encounter, where they came from behind to seal the match 2-1.

France needed late goals to overcome Romania and Albania in the group stage, while Antoine Griezmann rescued Les Bleus as they rallied after falling behind in the second minute against the Republic of Ireland in the last round.

With Adil Rami suspended, Deschamps is set to hand 22-year-old Barcelona-bound Samuel Umtiti his international debut alongside Laurent Koscielny in defence.

N`Golo Kante is also serving a one-match ban with Kingsley Coman, Moussa Sissoko and Yohan Cabaye all candidates to replace the energetic Leicester City midfielder.

The pressure is all on the hosts as they look to repeat their feats at the 1984 Euros and the 1998 World Cup by winning a major tournament on home soil,

Didier Deschamps and his men are totally aware that Iceland's success so far in the tournament is no fluke.

"It`s not by chance Iceland have made it through," France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris said on Saturday.

Irrespective of the result of the match, the Iceland players have made their countrymen proud, as theirs is a population of 330, 000.

The winner of the match will be up against Germany in the semis.