France found two goals late in the first half to end Iceland’s cinderella run at Euro 2016.
After bouncing England out of Euro 2016 in their last match, Iceland looked for a repeat performance as they took on the host country France. Instead, Iceland got a rude welcome as France scored their first first-half Euro 2016 goal. The momentum carried in France’s favor as they scored two goals right before halftime to go ahead 4-0.
Payet fired a rocket from the top of the box to put France up 3-0 as Iceland’s defense collapsed on yet another play. It was clear they are running on fumes as France has controlled the match from the beginning.
France didn’t let off the gas and found another wide open goal in front of their home fans.Antoine Griezmann received a nice through ball from Olivier Giroud and chipped the goalie to give France the 4-0 lead. The goal put a final dagger in Iceland’s cinderella Euro 2016 run and turned the dream into a nightmare.
It’s clear that France is a better team than Iceland. However, the same could be said about England and Iceland, but the latter pulled off the upset of this year’s tournament. Iceland showed that it doesn’t matter how good their opposition is because you have to show up during the actual competition.
Unlike England, France brought their A game on Sunday and never looked back. It’s been a valiant tournament for Iceland, but there’s little chance they find four goals in the second half.
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