France sweep Iceland aside in four-goal rout

World champions France easily beat Iceland to register their second victory in two Euro 2020 qualifying matches.

France sweep Iceland aside in four-goal rout

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World champions France easily beat Iceland to register their second victory in two Euro 2020 qualifying matches.

Samuel Umtiti put the hosts into the lead with a glancing header from Kylian Mbappe’s left-wing cross after just 12 minutes.

Oliver Giroud scored France’s second as the ball bounced off him and into the net following Benjamin Pavard’s cross.

Mbappe added a third from Antoine Griezmann’s pass, before the Atletico Madrid striker netted a fourth six minutes later to complete the scoring.

France have now managed eight goals in two qualifying games, having beaten Moldova 4-1 in their opening qualifier on Friday.

Didier Deschamps’ side lead Group H on goal difference, ahead of Turkey, who also have six points from their two games.

Elsewhere in Group H, Everton striker Cenk Tosun scored twice as Turkey thumped Moldova 4-0 and Albania cruised to a 3-0 win in Andorra.

FRANCE:

Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Kurzawa (Kimpembe 85), Pogba, Kante (Lemar 80), Mbappe-Lottin, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud (Sissoko 89).

ICELAND:

Halldorsson, Saevarsson (Skulason 84), Ingason, Arnason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Magnusson, Sigurjonsson (Traustason 57), Gunnarsson, Bjarnason, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Albert Gudmundsson (Finnbogason 62).

Referee: Istvan Kovacs (Romania).

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