LYON, Sporting Alert – Scores and updates from France v Ireland knockout clash, as the host nation fires back and Ireland is down to 10 players.
GOAL! FRANCE 2-1 REP OF IRE (Griezmann 61)
GOAL! FRANCE 1-1 REP OF IRE (Griezmann 57)
GOAL! FRANCE 0-1 REP OF IRE (Brady 3 (PEN)
Robbie Brady scored a penalty kick to give Ireland a 1-0 lead over France in a Euro 2016 round of 16 match at Stade de Lyon on Sunday.
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Ireland was awarded the spot kick after France midfielder Paul Pogba fouled striker Shane Long in the penalty area in the early minutes of the game.
Brady, who scored the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Italy in final group play in midweek, stepped up to beat France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with a shot that went in off the right post for his second goal of the tournament.
Meanwhile, in team news today for this game, France recalled first choices Dimitri Payet, Olivier Giroud, Blaise Matuidi and N’Golo Kante all for this Euro 2016 round of 16 contest.
All four players were left out of the starting team for the final group play game, but head coach Didier Deschamps, as expected, has recalled his star players for the knockout battle.
Payet, Giroud, Matuidi and Kante will join Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Bacary Sagna, Adil Rami, Laurent Koscielny and Patrice Evra in the starting team.
Ireland coach Martin O’Neill, in the meantime, has opted to stick with the same starting lineup that beat Italy, with Stephen Ward passing a late fitness test to stay at left back.
EURO 2016 BOOKING AND SUSPENSION: Kante France manages to go through, the host nation will be without holding midfielder Kante for the quarterfinals after he was booked against Ireland on Sunday.
Center backs Adil Rami and Laurent Koscielny, and striker Giroud, are all one booking away from a suspension.
France: Hugo Lloris, Bacary Sagna, Adil Rami, Laurent Koscielny, Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet, Olivier Giroud.
Ireland: Darren Randolph, Seamus Coleman, Richard Keogh, Shane Duffy, Stephen Ward, Robbie Brady, James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, James McClean, Shane Long, Darly Murphy.