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France v Iceland - BBC Sport
Euro 2016 hosts France scored five to brutally extinguish the Iceland fairytale and set up an intriguing semi-final against world champions Germany in Marseille on Thursday.

France vs. Iceland - Football Match Report - July 3, 2016 - ESPN
France progressed to the Euro 2016 semifinals as they brought an end to Iceland's remarkable tournament with a comprehensive victory at the Stade de France.

Koscielny and Giroud shine to ensure France get to semis | Daily Cannon
Olivier Giroud, take a bow. The Frenchman, a well as Laurent Koscielny, was crucial in his country’s 5-2 quarter-final Euro win over Iceland, bagging two goals and an assist.

France vs Germany: Euro 2016 semifinals first look
After defeating the side that few thought would get to where it did, France turns its attention to the side that's likely its toughest remaining foe on the quest to lifting the Euro 2016 trophy on home soil.

Arsenal Must Give Alexis Sanchez A Proper Pre-Season; Wenger Cannot Make The Same Mistake Again
Alexis Sanchez is enjoying an extraordinary period in his career. This weekend, he won the Copa America for the second year in succession. On top of that, three goals and an assist saw him named as the Player of the Tournament.

Euro 2016 News: France make history after stunning first-half display against Iceland | Goal.com
No team had ever scored four goals in the first half at the finals of a Euros, with Didier Deschamps' side having now achieved that feat at the Stade de France.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk rose quickly, but fell even faster
It's been less than two years since Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk made the Europa League final. Now, the Ukraine side is a mere ghost, shrouded in financial ruin.

Lagerback delighted to complete 'fantastic honour' | Goal.com
Lars Lagerback was full of praise for his Iceland heroes as their remarkable Euro 2016 came to an end thanks to a humbling 5-2 defeat by hosts France on Sunday

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez in advanced talks with PSG in Paris - AS.com
James to PSG? The Colombian is in conversation with París Saint-Germain, according to the French Yahoo Sport online page.

Olivier Giroud Giroud turns jeers into cheers for France against Iceland - ESPN FC
A lightning rod for criticism throughout his France and Arsenal career, Olivier Giroud may have answered his critics once and for all.