After conceding an early goal against republic of Ireland, France came back in the second half strongly.

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Irish goalkeeper saves a shot by Gignac at Lyon against France in the Euro 2016

France scored two goals in the 58th and 61st minute. The two goals by Griezmann changed the course of the match. Ireland put up a resolute defense in the first half, but just couldn’t handle the pace after being down to 10 men, with still 23 minutes left in the match.

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Irish team member being consoled by his teammate after loss against France

This victory by France in Lyon has put them in quarter finals against either England or Iceland, who will battle out tomorrow for a place in the quarters. The debatable penalty, which looked as if Long, began his fall even before coming into contact saw referee Nicole Rizzolli pointing to the spot kick.

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Shane Long falls after France’s Pogba commits foul


Ireland’s problems continued even more as Shane Duffy was sent off for obstructing Griezmannm in the 66th minute. This win makes the host a formidable opponent for any side in the quarters.

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