France forward and adidas Golden Boot winner Antoine Griezmann did his best to remain circumspect after France's 1-0 Euro 2016 final loss to Portugal; Les Bleus' boss Didier Deschamps rued a lack of clinical finishing.
Despite their dominating the vast majority of the match, France saw their Euro 2016 dream broken by Portugal, LOSC hitman Eder's extra-time strike sealing the final 1-0 in front of a packed Stade de France on Sunday night.
France boss Didier Deschamps was well aware of how momentous his side's 2-0 win over Germany was and is now looking to recover for Sunday's final - in which Germany boss Joachim Löw is tipping Les Bleus to beat Portugal.
A double from Antoine Griezmann was enough for Les Bleus to beat bugbears Germany 2-0 and win through to the Euro 2016 final, which will see them face off against Portugal at the Stade de France on Sunday night.
France coach Didier Deschamps felt his players' top-notch performance fully deserved the 5-2 win over Iceland that booked the Euro 2016 host nation a berth in the semis against world champions Germany.
A double from Olivier Giroud (12', 59') plus strikes from Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann saw France blast past giant-killers Iceland 5-2 and into the Euro 2016 semis, where they will face old rivals Germany.
FC Nantes striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson got the winner in Iceland's shock 2-1 win over England in the Euro 2016 round of 16 on Monday, booking his tiny nation a place in the quarters against France on Sunday.
France coach Didier Deschamps admitted that it was no easy task for his side against Ireland, crediting his second-half tactical switch for 'shaking things up'. Opposite number Martin O'Neill hailed his players' tireless display.
France may have fallen behind early to Robbie Brady's spot-kick (2'), but a brace from Antoine Griezmann (58', 61') saw Les Bleus claim a 2-1 win over a ten-man Ireland side and book a place in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.