Match Venue: Stade de France
Match Date: 3 July 2016
Iceland will try to dethrone the host in order to advance in the semis, but will it be possible to beat France if most of their key players receive the yellow card?
France gets to have a superb performance in the beginning of the competition. They are the first team to advance to the knock-out round and they get to beat Ireland in their recent clash for the quarter finals.
So much effort has been showed during their recent campaign. Antoine Griezmann gets to seal a deal as he created the goal for his squad, his impressive stunt is expected to continue.
Meanwhile, there will be no Adil Rami and N’Golo Kante due to their second yellow card that they get on their rally against Northern Ireland. As for who will be the substitute, it will Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala.
France (4-3-3): Iloris – Sagna, Mangala, Kolscielny, Evra – Matiudi, Sissoko, Pogba – Griezmann, Giroud, Payet
It was a shocking result for the national team of England to be eliminated by Iceland. The Icelandic side continues their journey in the European Cup after bumping off their opponent with a 2-1 score.
The players perform admirably, the combination of manager Lars Largerback and Heimir Hallgrimsson works. The sad fact is that Iceland has 9 players with yellow cards, which will give their two coaches the hard time to determine who will be in the line-up.
Iceland (4-2-4): Halldorsson – Saevarsson, Arnasson, Sigurdsson, Skulason, Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, Sigurdsson, Bjarnason – Sigthorsson, Bodvarsson.
France has the greater advantage of winning this game as they are in better shape compared to their opponents. They are also at their home ground so a massive support is expected from their fans. Tactical defense will be the reason why France will get to progress on the semis.
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Head to Head Matches
09/05/1990 Iceland 1-2 France
11/20/1991 France 3-1 Iceland
09/05/1998 Iceland 1-1 France
10/09/1999 France 3-2 Iceland
05/27/2012 France 3-2 Iceland
France Last Five Matches
06/04/2016 France 3-0 Scotland
06/10/2016 France 2-1 Romania
06/15/2016 France 2-0 Albania
06/19/2016 Switzerland 0-0 France
06/26/2016 France 2-1 Ireland
Iceland Last Five Matches
06/06/2016 Iceland 4-0 Liechtenstein
06/14/2016 Portugal 1-1 Iceland
06/18/2016 Iceland 1-1 Hungary
06/22/2016 Iceland 2-1 Austria
06/27/2016 England 1-2 Iceland