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  • Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann net first half goals.
  • Kolbeinn Sigthórsson pulls one back for Iceland before Giroud nods home fifth.
  • Birkir Bjarnason adds a second from a back-post header.
  • France to face Germany in Marseille in second semi-final.
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Well that brings an end to this Euro 2016 weekend. Portugal and Wales have been joined by Germany and France in the semi-final, and two of those sides will contest the final in a week's time. We're back with both semi-finals from Lyon and Marseille on Wednesday and Thursday, but until then goodbye.

Full time: France 5-2 Iceland

As La Marseillaise rings around the Stade de France, the full time whistle goes a France march into the semi-final to face Germany on Thursday. Iceland never gave up but they were simply outclassed by Les Blues. Olivier Giroud was the chief tormentor with two goals, while Dimitri Payet, Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann struck the others.

Into stoppage time at the Stade de France. Entertaining game about to come to a climax.

Iceland keep going as Birkir Sævarsson beats Lloris to the ball and he cross with the goal unmanned, where Mangala clears. France out of sight, but could further goals follow?

Goal: France 5-2 Iceland (Birkir Bjarnason)

This is Iceland's first ever major tournament appearance and they are not going away without a fight. They are now beating France in this second half and it is fro another cross that France are undone as Bjarnason heads into the corner from a left-hand cross. One notable change for Iceland which has seen 37-year-old Eidur Gudjohnsen enter the fray for the final 10 minutes.

Kingsley Coman now on for France. The biggest scoreline at a European Championships is Netherlands' 6-1 win over Yugoslavia. Can that be matched?

Laurent Koscielny, who in many people's eyes has been the best player in this France team, comes off and the elusive Eliaquim Mangala is on for his first appearance of the tournament. On that subject, Samuel Umtiti has been sublime tonight. Great and encouraging debut for him.

France attacking at will as Iceland continue to throw players forward. Payet drives down the outside but his cross is turned behind for a corner.

Iceland keep coming and it keeps a fine save from Lloris to keep them out as Finnbogason connects and the France 'keeper pushes the ball away.

Goal: France 5-1 Iceland (Olivier Giroud)

The highest scoring game of the tournament as Olivier Giroud restores Frances four-goal advantage with a flicked header from Payet's free-kick, as Halldórsson comes for the ball and gets nowhere near it. Iceland's defending from set-pieces has been woeful.

Birkir Bjarnason booked for a nasty tackle on Giroud, earning himself a yellow card that if Iceland complete an unlikely comeback will see him miss the semi-final.

Goal: France 4-1 Iceland (Kolbeinn Sigthórsson)

Thirty-five minutes left and Iceland pull one back. Sigurdsson crosses from the right and Sigthórsson sticks out a toe and pokes it beyond France. Iceland have scored in every game at Euro 2016, but will it be their last?

Back underway in the second half in Paris. Can France pile on the misery?

Half time: France 4-0 Iceland

The hosts finally come to the European Championship final and this fourth quarter-final is over almost before it started. Four goals from four different goalscorers; Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann have done the damage and Iceland's hopes in this tournament have been demolished. Some semi-final in store on Thursday against world champions Germany.

Goal: France 4-0 Iceland (Antoine Griezmann)

France have been superb in this first half and they have a fourth goals their play thoroughly deserves. Giroud flicks on a Matuidi pass and release Griezmann who draws Halldórsson and chips delightfully into the net. Deschamps' side on their way to Thursday's semi-final.

Goal: France 3-0 Iceland (Dimitri Payet)

Game, set and match now and we're only at the 43-minute mark. Payet drives home from the edge of the box. Watch out Germany.

Gylfi Sidurgsson over a free-kick at last, but wide on the left-hand touchline. He plays a deep ball which Lloris doesn't come for and eventually the skipper has to palm the ball as it skids off the turf before grabbing at the second attempt.

Payet turning on the style a little, chipping the ball back to Matuidi, who leaning back skews a volley well wide of goal.

France taking the sting out of the game somewhat with some keep ball, attempt to kill any hope Iceland may have had of staging a comeback. A very impressive first 35 minutes of so this from the host nation. A third goal before half time would well and truly kill off Iceland though.

Amazing to think that England's Euro 2016 campaign could get much worse AFTER they have exited the competition, but this France display is suggesting otherwise. Iceland have been totally overwhelmed during this opening half an hour by a team who are looking increasingly like the tournament favourites they were billed.

That was the chance for Iceland. Gunnarsson's long throw is headed on and the runner is Bödvarsson, but under pressure from Umtiti he can only scoop the ball over the bar. Almost an identical goal to the equaliser against England, but unlike the Three Lions, France were alert to the threat.

France threatening to put Iceland out of sight in this first half. Goals from two of their maligned men; Giroud and Pogba have given them total control. From an Iceland point of view, two very uncharacteristic goals to give away.

Goal: France 2-0 Iceland (Paul Pogba)

Didier Deschamps' side almost out of sight inside 20 minutes. Pogba climbs highest from Griezmann's corner and crushes a header into the corner. Huge task now for Iceland.

Iceland have made a habit of recovering from a goal down, not least against England seven days ago, so this is far from over but they need to stem the flow of French pressure. They almost force an equaliser but Jón Dadi Bödvarsson's header can't test Lloris.

Goal: France 1-0 Iceland (Olivier Giroud)

Lift-off for Les Blues inside 12 minutes at the Stade de France. Blaise Matuidi's lofted pass finds the run of Giroud, who scampers clear and burries his near post shot past Halldórsson. Dream start for the hosts.

Nine Iceland players on yellow cards and risking missing the semi-final if their team progresses. Among them is Aron Gunnarsson, who takes down Payet in the French half but he avoids another booking. Lots of criticism of that rule, which sees players miss a game if they get cautioned twice in the space of five games. Hardly prolific ill-discipline is it?

Better from France now and they test Hannes Halldórsson in the Iceland goal. Payet plays a neat one-two with Giroud and unleashes a stinging shot which is kept out at the second attempt by the 'keeper.

Another half chance for Iceland as a long ball catches out Umtiti, who has barely had a touch on his international debut, but Gudmundsson miss-controls.

First effort on target comes from Iceland as Gylfi Sigurdsson turns on a sixpence and shoots weakly straight at Hugo Lloris.

Early chance for France as a Payet free-kick is headed wide by Pogba but referee Björn Kuipers from Netherlands awards a free-kick.

Underway at the Stade de France. Can France continue their route to glory, or will Iceland shock Europe once again?

The viking chant has been replaced by a chorus of 'allez Les Blues'. Big noise in Paris as kick-off approaches. Just a minute or so away.

Players out at the Stade de France. Anthems currently ringing around the French capital, Iceland first; followed by the hosts.

An image from inside the Stade de France as the stadium unites pre-match. Wonder if the French fans getting involved might nullify the impact during the 90 minutes?

France vs Iceland
France and Iceland fans unite in one chant ahead of kick-off. Reuters

France fans getting in the mood by the Eiffel Tower.

The Iceland fans have got their Viking haka going before kick-off, with even some of the France fans getting involved. Not sure they're got the idea. It should be some night at the Stade de France, and if the hosts start slowly then they that booming noise might even be heard all the way in Reykjavik.

Pep Guardiola was unveiled as the new Manchester City manager at a fan event at the Etihad Campus today, and you wonder what he might think about Eliaquim Mangala - the world's second most expensive centre-back - being left out with Samuel Umtiti making his France debut tonight. The new City boss has plenty to consider from this tournament, particularly after the performances of Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling.

Victory in the last 16 against England saw Iceland force the exit of an international manager and was the catalyst for a nation-wide inquest into the foundations of their football philosophy. You fancy that if Iceland oust another superpower tonight, a similar fate will befall France and Didier Deschamps.

Uefa's official team sheet has Antoine Griezmann in a number 10 position behind frontman Olivier Giroud, with Moussa Sissoko playing from the right. The France team has look unbalanced at times during this tournament, so will this latest change make a difference? Paulo Pogba operating from a deeper position could be important.

A winning start to the evening for at least one Iceland fan

Lars Lagerback's team are unchanged from the 2-1 win over England. Matchwinner Kolbeinn Sigthorsson starts in attack ahead of Gylfi Sigurdsson.


Iceland: Halldorsson; Sævarsson, Arnason, Sigurdsson, Skulason; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, Sigurdsson, Bjarnason; Sigthorsson, Bodvarsson

Interesting team news coming out of the French camp as Samuel Umtiti ends a week which began with joining Barcelona, by taking his place in the Les Blues' starting eleven. He comes in for his senior debut in place of Adil Rami. The Iceland team is to follow.


France: Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra; Matuidi, Pogba; Payet, Griezmann, Sissoko; Giroud

One of the defining sights and sounds of tonights game, regardless of the result, will be the traveling Icelandic support whose viking chant will ensure that though they will be in the minority at the Stade de France they will not be overshadowed with regard to noise. Look and listen out for that during kick-off.

If Iceland didn't already have an uphill task tonight, then history is also against them. In 11 previous meetings the nordic nation have never overcome Les Blues, losing eight times including in the pair's last meeting in 2012.

The pair have met in a major tournament before, twice at the 1958 World Cup, with France recording 8-0 and 5-1 wins. Even with the chasm between the two nations, a scoreline tonight approaching either of those previous results would be somewhat of a shock.

Before we look ahead to tonight's final quarter-final, it might want to refresh yourself with the events of Saturday evening when Germany and Italy went the distance in pursuit of a semi-final place. The world champions eventually prevailed to record their first competitive win over the Azzuri, but go here if you missed any of the action which included a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

Three down, one to go in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals and tonight is the turn of hosts France and the perennial underdogs Iceland to fight it out to complete the semi-final line-up. Didier Deschamps' side have so far coped well with the pressure as favourites and with Spain and Italy having tumbled out of the tournament their status as the team to beat remains. Iceland meanwhile ousted England in the last 16 and will not rollover in Paris despite being heavily unfancied. Team news and all the build up ahead of the 8pm kick-off on the way.