France vs Germany; Portugal vs Wales In Euro 2016 Semifinals.

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The journey of the giant killer, Iceland, came to an end on Sunday after they were sent packing by the host national team France.

The French team gave the minnows a deserved 5-2 win victory at the Stade De France.

Iceland with a population of 330 000, made the headlines after beating England 2-1 to reach the knock out stages of the European Championship for the first time in the football history of the country.

This was their first time to qualify for the tournament for which they were considered as underdogs but they fought hard to show the world that soccer is played in the field and not on paper.

But on Monday, it was a different day for the debutants who faced a different French team. France opened the scoring through their front line talisman Oliver Giroud who hammered a left footed shot through the improving Icelandic goalkeeper,  Hannes Halldorsson after receiving a neat pass from Blaise Matuidi.

France kept on their momentum and mounted pressure on Iceland who were chasing shadows most of the time. Their efforts paid off again when Paul Pogba struck a second goal for France through a header.

The Westham player, Payet and Athletico Madrid star, Antoine Griezmann showed their class and good communication which led to scoring more goals. The two scored one each before Giroud who was named man of the match wrapping up the victory with a brilliant header inside the box.

France will face the World Champions, Germany in the semifinal on Thursday.

Germany eliminated the tournament favourites Italy through post match penalties on Saturday.

This is going to be a tough encounter for the host team as they prepare to break the record of losing twice in the semifinals to Germany. They first lost in 1982 and 1986 World Cup semifinals.

French defence has been inconsistent since the tournament started. They have been conceding silly goals and their defence faces a stern test against Germany on Thursday.

The other semifinal will be between Wales and Portugal.

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