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Henry celebrates in France romp

Published: Sunday 14 October 2007, 0.52CET
Faroe Islands 0-6 France Thierry Henry equalled Michel Platini's France record of 41 goals in an easy win for Raymond Domenech's charges.
Henry celebrates in France romp
Thierry Henry (left) congratulates Nicolas Anelka (right) on his opening goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsFrance

Goals scored0
6
Attempts on target5
 
11
Attempts off target4
 
6
Corners2
 
4
Fouls committed5
 
8
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Sunday 14 October 2007, 0.52CET

Henry celebrates in France romp

Faroe Islands 0-6 France Thierry Henry equalled Michel Platini's France record of 41 goals in an easy win for Raymond Domenech's charges.

France brushed off a nightmare journey to the Faroe Islands to gain a comfortable victory in which Thierry Henry became Les Bleus' joint all-time leading scorer.

Henry landmark
The visitors only arrived in Torshavn three hours before kick-off due to bad weather last night, but within six minutes Nicolas Anelka had scored. Henry found the target 70 seconds later to equal Michel Platini's France record of 41 goals, and substitute Karim Benzema struck twice after the break with further efforts from Jérôme Rothen and Hatem Ben Arfa. The comfortable win keeps Les Bleus within two points of UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group B leaders Scotland.

Early goals
Raymond Domenech's team were aiming to bounce back from last month's home defeat by Scotland and Anelka gave them the perfect start when he turned in a Franck Ribéry cross from close range. Not long after, Henry claimed his landmark goal. Ribéry was again the provider, beating the home defence and supplying the FC Barcelona man, who fired in from 12 metres.

Benzema strikes
Benzema replaced Anelka at the break and it took him only five minutes to join his fellow striker on the scoresheet, Ribéry once more the supplier with a free-kick from the left that the substitute met with an accurate header. On 66 minutes Rothen scored direct from a free-kick that curled into the top left-hand corner of Jákup Mikkelsen's goal.

Victory complete
Símun Samuelsen had gone close with the home side's best chance of the contest, and Christian Lamhauge Holst's 73rd-minute header also just missed the target, but the next goal came from 19-year-old Benzema, turning in a pass from Henry. Ben Arfa added further gloss to the scoreline in added time. France welcome Lithuania on Wednesday while the Faroe Islands will attempt to get off the mark in Ukraine.

Last updated: 14/10/07 1.24CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

France

France

1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK) (C)
1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
10
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
19
SagnaBacary Sagna
5
J. JacobsenJón Jacobsen
3
AbidalÉric Abidal
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen
15
ThuramLilian Thuram (C)
17
E. HansenEinar Hansen
2
EvraPatrice Evra
9
Sím. SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
Substitution86
11
RothenJérôme Rothen
Goal66
19
S. OlsenSúni Olsen
Yellow Card57
6
MakeleleClaude Makelele
Substitution73
8
ThomassenMikkjal Thomassen
Substitution78
8
ToulalanJérémy Toulalan
18
ElttørHjalgrím Elttør
Substitution46
22
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution64
6
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
33
AnelkaNicolas Anelka
Goal6
Substitution46
14
HolstChristian Holst
12
HenryThierry Henry
Goal8

Substitutes

16
TórgardRené Tórgard (GK)
16
FreySébastien Frey (GK)
15
H. JacobsenHerbert Jacobsen
4
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
3
MidjordBergur Midjord
Substitution46
5
GallasWilliam Gallas
11
FløtumAndrew Fløtum
Substitution86
21
L. DiarraLassana Diarra
Substitution73
2
JespersenRókur Jespersen
Substitution78
14
Ben ArfaHatem Ben Arfa
Substitution64
Goal90+4
13
Ó HansenÓli Hansen
10
GovouSidney Govou
12
H. SamuelsenHans Pauli Samuelsen
9
BenzemaKarim Benzema
Substitution46
Goal50
Goal81

Coach

Jógvan Martin Olsen (FRO) Raymond Domenech (FRA)

Referee

Gabriele Rossi (SMR)

Assistant referees

Massimo Zanotti (SMR), Massimo Mattei (SMR)

Fourth official

Stefano Podeschi (ITA)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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