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28/05/18
Stade de France
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • France
  • Republic of Ireland
  • SidibéPavard
    82'
  • WilliamsDoherty
    82'
  • LongWilliams
    80'
  • MbappéDembélé
    77'
  • TolissoPogba
    77'
  • O'DowdaBurke
    70'
  • LongJudge
    70'
  • Arter
    69'
  • FekirGriezmann
    64'
  • UmtitiKimpembe
    64'
  • MendyHernández
    63'
  • WaltersMeyler
    60'
  • BrowneArter
    60'
  • 1st Half
  • France
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Fekir
    44'
  • Giroud
    40'
  • McClean
    21'
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International friendlies - 28 May 2018

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90+3' 

FT: France 2-0 Republic of Ireland. Comfortable win for France as their World Cup preparations are given a boost. Les Bleus go into final warm-up matches against Italy and USA in fine fettle, 19 days ahead of their World Cup opener against Australia. Thanks for joining us. Goodnight.

90+3'

SAVE! Right at the last, the ball drops for McClean in the box, but Mandanda, a spectator all match, rushes from his line to make the block.

90+2' 

The ball is stopping dead in the service water. Just end it referee!

90' 

Three minutes of stoppage time here...

89' 

Believe it or not, the rain has just got even heavier! Never seen anything like it!

87' 

McClean fires a low free-kick for goal, but it skids off the surface and flies wide.

85' 

Very difficult to even see the rain is coming down so much!

83'

The rain has somehow just got even heavier! Benjamin Pavard is on for the hosts, with Matt Doherty making an appearance for Ireland.

81'

N'Zonzi with the foul for a flailing arm. Any other match that would have been a card!

79' 

Pogba dances past two men, curls for goal, but the ball flies just wide.

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So much talent...

77'

Here comes Paul Pogba, as he replaces the impressive Tolisso. That's also the end of Mbappe's match, Ousmane Dembele is on.

75' 

Mbappe clips a cross into the middle with the outside of his boot but Ireland clear.

73' 

Giroud tries to work space for the shot but overruns it.

71'

Double change for Ireland with Graham Burke of Shamrock Rovers handed his debut, with Alan Judge also coming on. O'Dowda and McClean are the men to make way.

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Some surprise transfer news...

69'

Harry Arter is far too eager to win the ball back, and earns himself a yellow card for a late lunge.

67' 

Great skill from Mbappe to then feed Giroud, who wasn't expecting it and he miscontrols.

65'

Mbappe rounds Doyle to score but is flagged offside. Very tight call.

63'

Changes for France. Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe and Antoine Griezmann replacing Samuel Umtiti, Fekir and Mendy.

61' 

Rain continues to come down here. France knocking the ball around with plenty of finesse.

59' 

Mbappe is down, but seems to be fine. A worry for Deschamps.

57' 

Adil Rami goes flying into the challenge, and seems to have come off worse from it!

55' 

Changes are afoot here. France's options are firghtening...

53' 

France playing some lovely stuff as Fekir hammers a strike just wide.

51'

SAVE! Super stop from Doyle to deny Giroud with a strong right hand. Great play from Fekir once more.

49' 

Mbappe tries to latch on to a long pass, but Doyle races from his line to gather.

47' 

Some rare possession for Ireland at the start of the half.

45'

Strangely no changes here as the second half gets back under way.

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In good company...

45+1'

HT: France 2-0 Republic or Ireland. Two goals late in the half give the French the advantage here in Paris.

45'

One minute added time here...

44'

Fekir did well to work space for the shot, Doyle got two hands to it, the ball looped in the air, spun back towards goal, just out of Doyle's reach.

43'

GOAL! France 2-0 Republic of Ireland. Poor goalkeeping from Doyle as Fekir's strike sneaks past him as the French double their advantage.

43' 

The hosts are getting much more joy now with Ireland looking rattled.

41'

If at first you don't succeed and all that. Giroud got up highest to meet Fekir's corner, Doyle made a fine save, but Giroud was on hand to bundle home the rebound. His 31st international goal.

40'

GOAL! France 1-0 Republic of Ireland. Giroud prods home to break the deadlock.

38'

POST! Great feet from Sidibe to then pick out Tolisso, who curls for goal first time, Doyle is beaten but the post comes to his rescue.

36' 

Possession once more for France but they are yet to create a real clearcut chance.

34' 

Callum O'Dodwa throws a lovely stepover, but overruns it just at the last.

32'

SAVE! Reasonably routine stop for Doyle low down to his left to deny Mbappe, before Giroud then heads wide from a good position.

30' 

Tolisso clips a nice cross into Giroud, but again Duffy is again there with the header.

28' 

Sidibe is the next Frenchman to get his cross wrong as another move breaks down.

26' 

Great play from Fekir again, but his clipped cross is too long after some neat footwork.

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And it isn't really working either...

24'

SAVE! First test for Colin Doyle in the Ireland goal, but he does well to beat away Benjamin Mendy's drive from a tight angle.

22'

CLOSE! Fekir curls a free-kick from the edge of the box over the wall but just past the post.

20' 

All the possession with the French, but the visitors are holding firm.

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Always him...

18' 

Chance for Ireland. Long ball comes into Duffy from a free-kick but he cannot get on the end of it.

16' 

All France still. Fekir gets away from Declan Rice but again cannot find that killer pass.

14' 

Shane Long is cutting an isolated figure up front, poor guy.

12' 

Nabil Fekir dances past two men, showing Liverpool fans what he can do, but he is dispossessed.

10' 

Shane Duffy climbs highest to head clear from a free-kick as France press once more.

8' 

Mbappe again at the centre of things, he flicks for Sidibe, but Ireland again scramble it clear.

6' 

Great skill from Mbappe to beat two men, he whips it into the middle, but Ireland clear.

4' 

France are really zipping the ball around here as the rain continues to come down.

2'

WIDE! Close from Kylian Mbappe after being fed by Djibril Sidibe. The PSG hitman curled just wide from the edge of the box.

1'

We are up and running in Paris. Can a very strong France side make their mark here?

20:00 

France beat the Republic 2-1 in their last encounter at Euro 2016. Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann scored both goals for the hosts in the Paris quarter-final. The teams have met 16 times with the French prevailing in seven games while the most recent of the Republic's four victories came in 1981. The Irish won't forget the Thierry Henry handball from 2009 in a hurry that's for sure! We are minutes away here!

19:54 

It really is coming down in the Stade de France!

19:53 

Captain Coleman is back!

19:52 

One debutant for Ireland. Shane Long leads the line...

19:50 

No Hugo Lloris in the France side, with Steven N'Zonzi earning just his third cap. Olivier Giroud leads the line.

19:49 

The teams are in...

19:47 

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of France's World Cup warm-up match with the Republic of Ireland in Paris.