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V. Ambros
1 - 4
K. Mbappé
T. Lemar
0 - 4
O. Giroud
B. Matuidi
0 - 3
R. Varane
A. Griezmann
0 - 2
A. Griezmann
P. Pogba
0 - 1

Match Stats

32% 67%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 10
Total Passes 368 778
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Live table
Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 France FRA France 10 8 1 1 25 6 +19 25 W W D W W
2 Turkey TUR Turkey 10 7 2 1 18 3 +15 23 W D D W W
3 Iceland ISL Iceland 10 6 1 3 14 11 +3 19 W D W L L
4 Albania ALB Albania 10 4 1 5 16 14 +2 13 L D W L W
5 Andorra AND Andorra 10 1 1 8 3 20 -17 4 L D L W L
6 Moldova MDA Moldova 10 1 0 9 4 26 -22 3 L L L L L


Final Tournament


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France take on Iceland next, while Moldova travel to Turkey.
There goes the full-time whistle! France cruised to a 3-0 lead at half-time with superb goals from Griezmann, Varane and Giroud, before Mbappe added the gloss late on in the second half. Moldova managed to get one back as Ambros found the bottom corner after an error by Lloris, but it was a mere consolation. It finishes 4-1 to France! 
K. Mbappé
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Mbappe races down the left channel and into the box. Koselev comes out and lunges for the ball and Mbappe goes to ground. The referee, without hesitation, books the PSG forward for diving. He's not pleased at all. 
V. Ambros
89' GOAL! Moldova have one back!! It's a poor piece of play from Lloris as the ball is diverted across him and Pavard can't get across to the near post in time to make a block, leaving Ambros to fire into the bottom corner! It's 4-1! 
T. Lemar
87' Lemar presses high and plays a neat, early ball into the gap for Mbappe to race onto. 
K. Mbappé
87' GOAL! Mbappe makes it 4-0! Lemar wins it high up and feeds Mbappe in acres of space. The keeper is in no man's land and the teenager fires it right into the bottom-left corner. Unerring finish to pile the misery on Moldova. 
84' MISS! Fekir steps up but it rises steadily over the bar. He never quite got the dip on it. 
V. Ambros
Yellow Card
83' Ambros bundles his man over and receives a yellow, whilst giving France a dangerous free-kick on the left side of the area.
N. Fekir
O. Giroud
81' Fekir replaces Giroud for the final 10 minutes, meaning Mbappe goes up front for the rest of the game. 
79' MISS! Pogba ruffles the side-netting with a fierce free-kick from the left. That was an excellent strike, and Koselev had no chance. 
V. Damaşcan
Yellow Card
78' Damascan is the latest player to go in the book, and the first for Moldova tonight. 
76' Deshamps will be hoping his substitutions can give his side a boost in energy for the final quarter of an hour. 
T. Lemar
A. Griezmann
73' Substitution Antoine Griezmann Thomas Lemar
F. Thauvin
B. Matuidi
73' Matuidi also comes off, with Thauvin taking his place. 
V. Ambros
A. Antoniuc
73' Antoniuc is the latest player to make way for Moldova. Ambros comes on for him. 
70' SAVE! Griezmann curls an inch-perfect free-kick in from the right and Pogba rises highest to head towards the far corner, but Koselev gets across to make an excellent save! 
68' There's a bit of confusion during a Moldova attack as there are two balls on the pitch, but Razgoniuc just boots the ball into touch and continues! A very odd moment.
66' CHANCE! Pogba hits a tame drive that is parried wide by Koselev. Pavard hits an audacious effort with the outside of his right boot that sails just over the bar! Lovely technique. 
63' Pogba slides in and takes his man out in the left-back position. It's a really poor challenge and he's lucky to escape without a booking. 
61' Moldova have weathered the storm of the first half and are looking a little more stable. France's intensity has dipped too. 
V. Damaşcan
I. Nicolăescu
59' Nicolaescu makes way for Damascan as Moldova make their second change of the night. The departing striker has barely had a touch all game. 
58' Kurzawa bursts down the left and tries to fire a cross into the box, but ends up slicing it behind for a goal-kick. A waste of a good position. 
56' Griezmann eventually decides to drill a low cross into the area, but it's repelled and Les Bleus recycle the ball. 
54' France have lost a little bit of tempo now, but they're still stroking the ball around from side to side, probing for an opening. 
52' NO PENALTY! Mbappe goes down in the penalty area after a rash sliding challenge, but the referee takes a long look and tells the Paris Saint-Germain star to get to his feet. 
50' Moldova have a rare foray into the France half as they earn a throw-in, but the ball is soon lost and everyone has to get back into their half to defend.
48' Some tidy football from France, but it just breaks down on the edge of the box. Some good football on display from Deschamps' side.
46' Moldova get the second half underway!
A. Rozgoniuc
E. Cociuc
46' Rozgoniuc replaces Cociuc at half-time for Moldova as they look to steady the ship.
For Moldova, the second half will likely be a case of damage limitation. They don't want to get beaten by an embarrassing scoreline, and need to go back to what they were doing in the first 20 minutes. 
There goes the half-time whistle! France started a little slowly, but burst into life when Griezmann volleyed home a fine opener from Pogba's delightful dink. Barely two minutes later, he turned provider to cross for Varane, who headed home a second, before Giroud hit a third to put France in complete control of the game. It's 3-0 at half-time.
44' Matuidi heads the ball down onto a combination of his and the defender's arms just inside the box. Griezmann appeals for a penalty, but the referee waves play on. 
42' France are opening Moldova up at will now. The hosts just aren't sure whether to stick or twist at this stage, and are getting very stretched. 
40' SAVE! Griezmann whips a free-kick to the far post and Giroud very nearly goes ahead of Trezeguet into third all on his own, meeting the ball with his head and keeping it down, but guiding it too centrally and Koselev catches. 
38' Giroud is now level with Trezeguet in third on France's all-time top scorers list, tied on 34. 
B. Matuidi
36' Matuidi's cross was at a bit of an awkward height for Giroud, but he twisted his body well to pull off a sweet, volleyed finish.
O. Giroud
36' GOAL! Giroud makes it 3-0! Matuidi crosses from the left and Giroud, at the near post, acrobatically volleys down into the bottom-right corner! It's yet another lovely finish and France are cruising now.
R. Varane
Yellow Card
34' Varane scythes his man down from behind and picks up the first booking of the game. 
32' BLOCK! Another flowing move ends with the ball being squared across to Kurzawa on the edge of the box, but his first-time effort is blocked away from goal! France still hunting a third.
30' SAVE! Mbappe gets into space on the left and tries to curl the ball in at the near post, but he doesn't get a clean contact and the keeper saves comfortably. 
29' Those goals have given France encouragement, and they're now zipping the ball about with real purpose. 
A. Griezmann
27' Griezmann, having just opened the scoring, turned provider with a superb ball into Varane, who met it at the near post and directed his header with aplomb!
R. Varane
27' GOAL! Varane puts France 2-0 up! Griezmann swings a corner in and Varane rises highest to guide a lovely header across goal and into the far corner! Another excellent finish! 
P. Pogba
24' Pogba's clipped throughballs have been France's most dangerous weapon tonight and it's eventually yielded results. The Moldovan defence weren't anywhere near tight enough to him and his quality shone through.
A. Griezmann
24' GOAL! Griezmann gives France the lead! Pogba's lovely dink again finds its target, but this time it's Griezmann on the end of it, and the Atletico Madrid forward lashes a left-footed volley into the back of the net with the keeper rooted to the spot!
22' A left-wing cross is sent into the mixer but Koselev catches authoritatively. In truth, the delivery was far too close to him. 
20' Les Bleus have been getting away with some sloppy passes as Moldova have next to no supporting runs when they win the ball back, allowing the visitors to win it back with ease. 
18' France have had plenty of the ball but don't look like carving Moldova open at the moment. It's all a little slow from the World Cup winners. 
16' Mbappe goes down clutching the top of his foot. He's been felled a couple of times already but he gets to his feet with a grimace and looks fine to continue. 
14' France are really penning the hosts in. Both full-backs are pushing very high up their respective flanks and the centre-backs are stationed on the halfway line as they squeeze up the pitch. Moldova are often finding themselves without a player even as high as the centre-circle. 
12' SAVE! Pogba's chipped ball into the run of Giroud behind the line is already becoming a regular feature of this game. He controls and hooks the ball back across goal, but Matuidi arrives a fraction too late to connect. His late runs into the area have looked dangerous thus far. 
10' Moldova are standing firm thus far, but as the French pressure increases, it's already becoming very difficult for them to break out of their own half when they win the ball back, being forced to lump it aimlessly clear. 
8' BLOCK! Mbappe turns into the half-space outside the box and runs at goal with pace. He lets a shot fly but it takes a deflection that sends it skewing wide of the target. It's kept in and thumped clear again. 
7' Further panic ensues in the Moldova box as Griezmann nods across goal for Matuidi, but a defender hacks desperately clear from under the keeper's nose. That back line has its work cut out tonight. 
5' CHANCE! Early opportunity for France as the ball is lofted into the unmarked Giroud on the left side of the box. He tries to work it back to a team-mate and - amidst the melee - it almost breaks for Matuidi, but the keeper manages to hang on. 
3' France have - as expected - dominated much of the early proceedings, but Moldova have had the opportunity to spring an attack down the left after a loose pass from Kante, which he eventually makes up for.
1' We're underway in Moldova! 
Giroud will have his eye on an international record tonight. His 33 goals for France puts him fourth on the nation's all-time top-scorers list, just one behind David Trezeguet in third. This will be his 88th cap for Les Bleus.
Meanwhile, Alexandru Spiridon makes a whopping eight changes to the Moldova team that started the 1-0 loss in Kazakhstan last month, with only Jardan, Posmac and Antoniuc keeping their places in the side.
Didier Deschamps makes four changes from his side's last starting line-up - a 1-0 friendly win over Uruguay in November last year. Varane, Umtiti, Kurzawa and Pogba start, while Ndombele drops to the bench. Adil Rami, Mamadou Sakho and Ferland Mendy fail to make the squad altogether.
France substitutes: Alphonse Areola, Kurt Zouma, Steve Mandanda, Moussa Sissoko, Nabil Fekir, Kingsley Coman, Florian Thauvin, Djibril Sidibe, Thomas Lemar, Lucas Digne, Presnel Kimpembe, Tanguy Ndombele
France XI (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Layvin Kurzawa; Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante; Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Blaise Matuidi; Olivier Giroud
Moldova substitutes: Vladimir Ambros, Sergiu Platica, Nicolae Milinceanu, Stanislav Namasco, Iaser Turcan, Gheorghe Anton, Constantin Sandu, Artiom Razgoniuc, Vitalie Damascan, Dinu Graur, Dumitru Celeadnic
Moldova XI (4-2-3-1): Alexei Koselev; Ion Jardan, Veaceslav Posmac, Catalin Carp, Oleg Reabciuk; Eugeniu Cebotaru, Artur Ionita; Alexandru Antoniuc, Eugeniu Cociuc, Radu Ginsari; Ion Nicolaescu
The line-ups are out and we'll start with the home side.
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