Bye Bye Iceland; Hosts signal alarms for Germans after 5-2 showdown
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In a match which was seen as no-match on comparison, resulted in a no- match on the field too; with Iceland thumped down to a 5-2 rout, signaling end of fairy tale journey of the minnows. This was it for Iceland at the 2016 version of UEFA Euro, a team which stunned the English side the other day, coming from behind to score a 2-1 win over them.
France surged into the semifinals of the tournament and will face the Germans in the semifinals.
Earlier, Giroud scored a brace while Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann scored once to tally up 5 goals for France routing Iceland which could score only two with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Birkir Bjarnason scoring for them.
Coming back from the break, the fairy tale riders tried to infuse some confidence in their ranks with a Kolbeinn Sigthorsson’s close-range finish, but the second one from Giroud just then smothered any possibilities of a comeback in the match. Iceland, though tried to decrease the goal deficit and that was only once thereafter that they made and inroad to the French goal.