Gibraltar vs France Highlights
As Gibraltar vs France Highlights is online, France had victory in the Euro 2024 as they clashed at Estadio Algarve on June 16, 2023 meetings. Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe scored as France beat Gibraltar to make it three wins from three in Euro 2024 qualifying.
Giroud Headed in early on from Kingsley Coman’s cross for his 54th France goal. Mbappe doubled their lead with a penalty following a handball and his cross was deflected in by Aymen Moulehi for an own goal.
Aurelin Tchouameni and Antoine Griezmann hit the woodwork for Les Bleus in the Algarve. Brice Samba had a straightforward international debut for France and did not need to make a save. England had victory against Malta against with 4-0 in the Euro 2024 qualifiers round on June 16,2023 meeting.
One might have expected a flurry of goals to follow, but a combination of France moving the ball slowly and dogged Gibraltar defending kept the lead at just one until first-half stoppage time. A VAR review was able to detect an unintentional handball and that gave France a penalty, which Mbappe coolly dispatched. on the other match, Greece had victory over republic of Ireland with 2-1 score on Euro 2024 premises.
Before that, debutant Brice Samba was given an almighty scare in the France goal when he was left stranded by a Ayoub El Hmidi effort from the halfway line, but the ball landed on the roof of the net.
France’s domination continued in the second half but it was not until the 78th minute that they added the third goal via Aymen Mouelhi diverting Mbappe’s cross into his own net.
The French hit the woodwork on four occasions so will feel that on another day it would have been a rout. Aurelien Tchouameni was the most unfortunate as he twice headed onto the crossbar. Denmark had victory over Northern Ireland in Euro 2024 league premises with 1-0 on yesterday’s meetings.
France on groups stages
France have three wins from three and sit top of Group B, while Gibraltar have lost all three of their matches.
There was never any doubt France would win this game, but Gibraltar’s stubborn resistance made for an entertaining contest. At 1-0 they still had a chance – as demonstrated by El Hmidi coming close to equalising in spectacular fashion – and even if you never seriously thought they were not going to lose, Gibraltar finishing with an admirable result was still in play. A VAR review robbed of us seeing that drama play out.
The penalty France were given was standard VAR fare, but that we are used to such spot kicks should not detract from how farcical they are. An unintentional handball not detectable to the naked eye and which did not deny a goal-scoring opportunity is hardly a crime befitting as serious a punishment as a penalty.
The officials’ job is to enforce the rules, not worry about the narrative of the match. This is the system’s fault, not theirs. But there was no way to watch this unfold as a neutral observer and think justice was done. Instead it was a cruel reminder that even when watching a non-contest like this, a demoralising VAR review is never far away.
Player of the match
Back in central midfield, Camavinga was sharp in possession and played a number of creative passes. Gibraltar got lots of defenders behind the ball and France often struggled to play through the lines, but Camavinga was one player able to create chances. He was awarded with the player of the match which was also one of the honorable moment for him in Euro 2024 leage.