Connect with us

Brexit News Now 247

Northern Ireland Albania 0-2 France: Tolisso and Griezmann ensure world champions top group


Brexit

Northern Ireland Albania 0-2 France: Tolisso and Griezmann ensure world champions top group

Antoine Griezmann scored his third goal of Euro 2020 qualifyingWorld champions France completed their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a comfortable victory over Albania to ensure they finish as Group H winners.France required a win to confirm top spot ahead of runners-up Turkey and remain in contention to be one of the top seeds at…

Northern Ireland Albania 0-2 France: Tolisso and Griezmann ensure world champions top group

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann scored his third goal of Euro 2020 qualifying

World champions France completed their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a comfortable victory over Albania to ensure they finish as Group H winners.

France required a win to confirm top spot ahead of runners-up Turkey and remain in contention to be one of the top seeds at next summer’s tournament.

Corentin Tolisso headed in Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick for his first international goal after eight minutes.

Griezmann then converted Leo Dubois’ cut-back midway through the first half.

Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud struck the post with a curling attempt from the edge of the area as the visitors sought to extend their advantage after the interval at Albania’s new national stadium.

Victory sees France finish two points ahead of Turkey with eight wins from 10 matches – their single draw and defeat both coming against the runners-up.

France’s place as a top seed at Euro 2020 is not yet confirmed, and one of Germany, Spain or France will miss out in that regard.

Real Life. Real News. Real Voices

Help us tell more of the stories that matter

Become a founding member

Six of the 10 qualifying group winners who earn the most points will be top seeds for next summer’s tournament, with results against sixth-placed teams excluded in the larger groups and goal difference used if teams are level on points.

Spain host Romania in their final qualification match on Monday (19:45 GMT), while Germany face Northern Ireland on Tuesday (19:45 GMT).

Subscribe to the newsletter news

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top Stories

To Top