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Iceland Loses to France in Euro Qualifiers

The Iceland men’s national football team lost to France last night in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match. The French team won a confident 4-0 victory against the Icelanders at their home stadium in Paris.

Centre-back Samuel Umtiti put the French team ahead early on with a goal in the 12th minute. It was the only goal of the first half, which ended 1-0 for France. The team added three goals late in the game, with Giroud, Mbappé, and Griezmann scoring in the 68th, 78th, and 84th minutes.

Iceland won their first match of the qualifiers, against Andorra last Friday, with a solid 2-0 victory. The team’s next qualifying match will be a home match against Albania on June 8.

The Icelandic men’s team has yet to win a match against France. The countries’ last meeting, a friendly in October 2018, ended with a promising 2-2 draw. While the French team is currently ranked second in the world, Iceland sits in 38th place.

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