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France Under-21s qualify for EURO 2021

Publish on 13/11/2020 at 12:01 - D. CROSSAN


Four Ligue 1 Uber Eats stars were on the scoresheet as France Under-21s won 5-0 in Liechtenstein to qualify for EURO 2021.

The tournament will be held next spring and summer in two chunks in Hungary and Slovenia. Sylvain Ripoll's side coasted to victory in Vaduz, scoring twice in the first five minutes through Paris Saint-Germain's Colin Dagba (3') and Brest's Romain Faivre (5'). An own goal followed (17') before captain Jeff Reine-Adélaîde (57') - of OGC Nice - scored a great free-kick and Isaac Lihadji (80'), the LOSC attacking midfielder on as a substitute, completed the scoring.

Coach Ripoll said: "We needed to mathematically secure our qualification and now it's done. It was important to do and it's the second time in a row that the Under-21s have made it to the final phases of a Euro and that's not anodyne for them and for French football. We now host Switzerland on Monday in order to try to top the group and of course we'll approach that game looking for the best possible result."