France VS Iceland Match Preview, Squad News: UEFA Euro, 02/07/2016


France Vs Iceland : Surprise !Surprise !! Iceland seems to be the second favourite team for everyone to cheer and the Team to support for the neutrals. The plucky ‘UNDERDOGS’ may not be considered with that tag anymore with the way they have been sending the ‘BIG’ teams packing this Euro 2016. France on the other hand, had an indifferent form till they picked Ireland apart in the previous round. Antoine Griezmann seems to have hit peak form just at the right time. France might need everyone at the very best against this Iceland team as taking them lightly has only ended badly for almost all the teams who have underestimated them.

France Vs Iceland Match Preview, Squad News

France – Squad News

Both N’Golo Kante and Adil Rami will be suspended for today’s match and Oliver Giroud and Koscielny would be riding their luck for today’s match with a suspension dangling for another booking. Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi will once again form the midfielder and Yohan Cabaye is expected to partner them in the centre of the park. Antoine Griezmann will be their marksman in the front who will be supported by blistering Dimitri Payet.

France – Predicted Starting XI

Lloris, Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra, Matuidi, Cabaye, Pogba, Coman, Griezmann, Payet.

Iceland – Squad News

The surprise hitters are expected to follow their winning combination yet again, this time against the Tournament hosts. Sigurdsson has been a vital presence for Iceland in the tournament so far and France defenders should be very careful against Sigthorsson, the Iceland forward has tested all the defences he has faced so far this tournament and France will not be an exception.

Iceland – Predicted Starting XI 

Halldorsson, Saevarsson, R. Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason, Gudmundsson, G.Sigurdsson, Gunnarsson, Bjarnason, Sigthorsson, Bodvarsson

Quotes for the match France Vs Iceland

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimson: “After winning this, there is no obstacle too big. Now it’s the host nation next in Paris; a big, big game.

Answering right back had more of an effect on England than their goal did on us. Their plan was to shut us off from the beginning and they probably thought they did. If we hadn’t of done that I don’t know how the game would have panned out. Psychologically it was very important.”

France coach Deschamps: “We don’t do everything well – no team has done. That was the case yesterday for everyone. It’s a very even European Championship, and France, with all of our players, are not going to try to stop them and slow them down.

This team is giving a lot of emotion to the crowd and making everybody fall in love with them.”


France win: 4/9

Iceland win: 8/1