Euro 2016 Match Preview – France Vs Iceland

It’s David vs Goliath at Stade de France Tonight. It’s time for France Vs Iceland in the Quarter Final of the Euro 2016.France who are a clear favorite to win this tie will be wary of this Iceland side who have shown an immense grit and determination to qualify for the Quarters. Iceland who put a whole nation in a dream land when they defeated England to Qualify for the Quarters would hoping to wear their Gaint Killing boots once more when they face the France tonight.

Team News –

France –

Didier Deschamps would be without the services  of Kanté, Rami both of whom are suspended after picking a yellow in the Last match. There are no reports of any injury from this camp

Possible Playing XI –  Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra; Pogba, Cabaye, Matuidi; Griezmann, Giroud, Payet.

Iceland-

Iceland though Don’t have any players injured or suspended for this match, but they have got 9 players on yellow cards

Possible Playing XI – Halldórsson; Sævarsson, Árnason, R Sigurdsson, Skúlason; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, G Sigurdsson, B Bjarnason; Bödvarsson, Sigthórsson.

Recent Form

France

  • beat Romania 2-1 (group stage)
  • beat Albania 2-0 (group stage)
  • drew with Switzerland 0-0 (group stage)
  • beat Ireland 2-1 (round of 16)

Iceland

  • drew with Portugal 1-1 (group stage)
  • drew with Hungary 1-1 (group stage)
  • beat Austria 2-1 (group stage)
  • beat England 2-1 (round of 16)

Here’s what the Coaches had to say about today’s match

Didier Deschamps

We know [Iceland] often use low, straight throw-ins with well-defined positioning because that’s something they’ve been repeating match after match.

They have quality players who can also play on the ground with combinations.The players know Iceland aren’t here by chance.

I’ve seen teams start well and finish badly; it’s better to do things the other way round as we have been doing. When I see things aren’t going well then I react, as I did in the last game when I sent Kingsley Coman to warm up in the 35th minute.

Lars Lagerback

I wouldn’t talk of weaknesses, but France have a style and attitude that is quite attacking and that’s something we could use.

In football it’s difficult to score goals so if we can keep our opponents from scoring, then we give ourselves every chance of winning.

What I hear from Iceland and the support we have here, I understand that this is of course really big. Almost all the population are watching on TV or out in the streets. It would be fantastic to pay that back and [cause] a bit more of an upset at this EURO, so we can let the people and fans really feel the joy we feel when it’s going so well.

Betting Odds –

France to win: 2/5
Iceland to win: 15/2

Our Prediction

As much as we would like to see Iceland winning we don’t see it Happening. France winning 2-0

Tv Telecast And Timing

The match will start at 12.30 AM and will be telecast ed live on Sony Six in India

Vishal Pandey

Vishal Pandey

Vishal is a sports enthusiast who takes his daily dose of sports as religiously as his food, He loves his FIFA with his friends. Football is his favorite sports and Barcelona is religion to him.
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Vishal is a sports enthusiast who takes his daily dose of sports as religiously as his food, He loves his FIFA with his friends. Football is his favorite sports and Barcelona is religion to him.

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