France hit four against Iceland to top Group H

World Cup holders France crushed Iceland 4-0 at home to go top of Group H in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

France were looking to go top of their group but needed to win by three goals to go level with Turkey above them, while Iceland would have needed a four-goal cushion to do the same.

It was the home side who took the lead when Samuel Umtiti – back after months of problems with recurrent injuries – headed in early on. Kingsley Coman was still out after dropping out just before their 4-1 win over Moldova on Friday night.

Samuel Umtiti of France celebrates his goal with Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard, Layvin Kurzawa, Paul Pogba and teammates during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group H qualifying match between France and Iceland.

Samuel Umtiti of France celebrates his goal with Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard, Layvin Kurzawa, Paul Pogba and teammates during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group H qualifying match between France and Iceland.- Eurosport

In the second half, Birkir Bjarnason went close with a shot from distance to remind France of the dangers of a one-goal lead until Olivier Giroud became the undisputed third-highest goalscorer for his country, with 35 goals, to put France two up.

Kylian Mbappe’s goal 10 minutes later ensured that France ended the night on top of their group, and Antoine Griezmann made it four. Mbappe’s goal ensured France top their group, and they meet second-placed Turkey in June with a chance to go three points clear.

Source: Eurosport

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