Aurelien Tchouameni and Marcus Thuram scored either side of half-time and France could have added several more goals as they outclassed Ireland at the Parc des Princes in Paris in qualifying Group B.
France took a huge step towards qualifying for Euro 2024 with a 2- 0 palm over Ireland on Thursday, while the Netherlands and Denmark claimed big triumphs as they eye places at coming time’s tests in Germany. Aurelien Tchouameni and Marcus Thuram scored either side of half- time and France could have added several further pretensions as they excelled Ireland at the Parc des tycoons in Paris in qualifying GroupB. Captain Kylian Mbappe had a thing disallowed for offside and Ousmane Dembele latterly hit the post for a France side who saw Olivier Giroud limp off with an ankle injury in the first half.
Last time’s beaten World Cup finalists have a maximum 15 points and have yet to concede a thing after five matches in the group, which they lead by a massive nine points from both the Netherlands and Greece.
“It’s an important step. We’ve enjoyed a perfect crusade so far but we aren’t going to rest on our laurels,” said France trainer Didier Deschamps.
Ronald Koeman’s Dutch side, who have played just three games, beat Greece 3- 0 in Eindhoven with all the pretensions coming in the first half.
Marten de Roon smashed in their nature, Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo made it 2- 0 and Wout Weghorst headed in the third on 39 twinkles.
Ireland, with just three points after four games, will surely need to beat the Netherlands at home on Sunday to maintain a realistic chance of going through with the top two brigades in each group qualifying.
“At home since the full crowds have been back the energy of the crowd has been important and we will need that,” Ireland director Stephen Kenny said about that forthcoming game in Dublin
“We’ve a lot to suppose about in relation to how we’re going to play after tonight.”
Away, Robert Lewandowski scored two late pretensions as Poland beat the Faroe islets 2- 0 in Warsaw.
The stager Barcelona striker’s first came from the penalty spot on 73 twinkles and he added another seven twinkles from time.
Poland, counseled by former Portugal master Fernando Santos, are third in Group E with six points, two points behind leaders the Czech Republic and one behind Albania.
The Czech Republic were held to a 1- 1 draw by Albania in Prague.
In Group H, a late Oliver Antman thing gave Finland a 1- 0 in Kazakhstan, damaging the Central Asian nation’s expedients of qualifying for a first major event.
Finland top the group with 12 points, two points ahead of Denmark and Slovenia who both also won on Thursday.
Pierre- Emile Hojbjerg, Joakim Maehle, Jonas Wind and Christian Eriksen netted as Denmark defeated San Marino 4- 0 in Copenhagen as new Manchester United subscribing Rasmus Hojlund appeared off the bench in the alternate half.
Andraz Sporar scored doubly as Slovenia beat Northern Ireland 4- 2 in Ljubljana.
A Jonny Evans own thing and a strike by RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko made it a miserable night for the Northern Irish, although Evans did also score at the other end.
Northern Ireland have lost four of their five games in the group with the return of Michael O’Neill as director not having the asked effect.
Meanwhile Hungary are three points clear of Serbia at the top of Group G after coming from before to win 2- 1 in Belgrade.
Attila Szalai’s own thing gave Serbia the lead but Barnabas Varga equalised and Willi Orban got the winner.
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