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Ireland vs France Highlights: France registers hard-earned 1-0 win against spirited Ireland – Check Highlights

Ireland vs France Highlights: France registers hard-earned 1-0 win against spirited Ireland – Check Highlights

Ireland vs France Highlights – France defender Benjamin Pavard made a spectacular comeback to the team as his superb second-half strike saw them beat Ireland 1-0 away in Euro 2024 qualifying Group B on Monday. Pavard, cast aside at last year’s World Cup after a woeful opening game, struck from 18 metres to put France […]

Ireland vs France Highlights – France defender Benjamin Pavard made a spectacular comeback to the team as his superb second-half strike saw them beat Ireland 1-0 away in Euro 2024 qualifying Group B on Monday. Pavard, cast aside at last year’s World Cup after a woeful opening game, struck from 18 metres to put France on six points from two games after Friday’s 4-0 drubbing of the Netherlands. Follow UEFA Euro Qualifiers LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

France goalkeeper Mike Maignan, who took over as number one after Hugo Lloris’s international retirement, denied the hosts an equaliser with a stunning save in the last minute, three days after stopping a penalty at the Stade de France.

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France lead the group ahead of second-placed Greece, who have three points having only played once, with the Dutch third on goal difference after beating Gibraltar 3-0 at home.

Ireland are in fourth place after one game.

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Earlier, during the pre-match press conference, France boss Didier Deschamps had said about Ireland, “They are a technical team. From what I have seen, they use less direct play and long balls. It will be a different game, with the crowd pushing as well. It’s a high level and it’s up to us to do no less.”

About captain Mbappe he had said, It’s Kylian, he’s full of ambitions. When he reaches one, he has another to reach. He reached and exceeded quite a few very early on. He has that in him.” He added, “He has a driving role compared to the whole group. He will do everything to get there, he will need the others, but it’s Kylian.”

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