Reigning World Cup champion France looks to continue its romp toward Euro 2020 when hosting Iceland in a qualifying match on Monday.
The clash at the Stade de France is a rematch of the Euro 2016 quarterfinals, which France won 5-2 at the same site to advance, en route to a runner-up finish. France has never lost to Iceland in 13 all-time meetings (9-0-4) but came close to doing so in their last matchup. It took an own goal and a Kylian Mbappe penalty in the final four minutes to salvage a 2-2 draw in a friendly in Guingamp last October.
Both started play in Group H with three points, as France routed Moldova 4-1, and Iceland took care of Andorra 2-0 in wins last week. The two sides are also grouped with Turkey and Albania in the quest to reach next summer’s competition.
OIivier Giroud became France’s third highest-scoring player in their history as France beat Iceland 4-0 in their Euro 2020 qualifier at the Stade de France.
Giroud scored his 35th international goal to become France’s outright third highest-scoring player ahead of David Trezeguet.
Samuel Umtiti scored the opener in the first half and Giroud, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann completed the win after the interval.