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07th Sep 2023

France vs Ireland: Player ratings and live updates from Euro 2024 qualifier

Robert Redmond

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Ireland continue their Euro 2024 qualification campaign against France.

The Republic of Ireland take on France on Thursday night in Paris as they continue their Uefa Euro 2024 qualification campaign. You can follow the match live in our hub below, where we will have updates about team news, big talking points and player ratings

Click on the key point you want to read about, or just keep scrolling to see updates in our live hub.

France vs. Ireland: What is at stake in the Euro 2024 qualifier?

Ireland face a daunting task in Paris on Thursday night. Stephen Kenny’s side take on one of the most talented teams in the sport, the 2018 world champions, who lost the 2022 World Cup final on penalties.

France have tasted defeat in just one of their last 24 European Championship qualification games – a 2-0 loss away to Turkey in 2019.

Les Bleus have not lost a competitive match at home since March 2013, when they lost 1-0 to then-world champions Spain.

France, who lead the group with 12 points from four games, are on course to reach Euro 2024.

Kenny’s side are currently third in Group B, with three points from three games. Ireland have only beaten minnows Gibraltar so far and lost to Greece in June and France in the reverse fixture in March.

Ireland, however, could be out of contention to reach the tournament directly if they suffer defeat in Paris on Thursday night and loss to the Netherlands in Dublin on Sunday.

The Ireland manager could come under increased pressure if they fail to register a point against the top seeds in the group.

France vs. Ireland: How can I watch Euro 2024 qualifier?

RTÉ 2 will have live coverage of the match in Ireland, with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ahead of kick-off at 7:45 p.m.

You can also stream the match on the RTÉ Player.

France vs. Ireland: Squad news.

Evan Ferguson was forced to withdraw from the Ireland squad due to injury. Matt Doherty is suspended for the match in Paris, while Andrew Omobamidele misses out on the matchday squad.

France squad.

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Brice Samba (Lens).

Defenders: Axel Disasi (Chelsea), Lucas Hernandez (PSG), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Inter Milan), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich).

Midfielders: Eduarda Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Boubacar Kamara (Aston Villa), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus).

Forwards: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Olivier Giroud (AS Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marcus Thuram (Inter Milan).

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