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Perfect France seal play-off place

Published: Friday 8 June 2012, 18.45CET
Kazakhstan 0-3 France
Goals from Rémi Cabella, Antoine Griezmann and Alexandre Lacazette gave France their seventh win from seven and secured their play-off berth.
Perfect France seal play-off place
Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette was among the scorers for France ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Friday 8 June 2012, 18.45CET

Perfect France seal play-off place

Kazakhstan 0-3 France
Goals from Rémi Cabella, Antoine Griezmann and Alexandre Lacazette gave France their seventh win from seven and secured their play-off berth.

France secured their place in November'’s UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs by beating Kazakhstan away from home, their seventh victory from seven in Group 9.

Goals from Rémi Cabella, Antoine Griezmann and substitute Alexandre Lacazette in Astana secured the three points, giving France an unassailable lead in the section. Kazakhstan showed plenty of endeavour, but could not trouble their in-form visitors.

Cabella opened the scoring by beating Sergey Tkachuk with a nice lob in the 14th minute. The goalkeeper did well later in the half when he foiled Yacine Brahimi in a one-on-one, but just past the hour mark France made it two when Griezmann converted Joshua Guilavogui's superb cross from the left. With five minutes remaining, Lacazette scored a brilliant header from Griezmann's centre to wrap up first place in the group.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.20CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

France

France

18
TkachukSergei Tkachuk (GK)
1
AhamadaAli Ahamada (GK)
4
DmitrenkoViktor Dmitrenko
2
CorchiaSébastien Corchia (C)
5
DautovDamir Dautov (C)
Yellow Card50
3
MavingaChris Mavinga
6
KuatIslambek Kuat
4
StambouliBenjamin Stambouli
7
TagybergenAskhat Tagybergen
5
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
8
LevinEvgeni Levin
Substitution42
6
GuilavoguiJoshua Guilavogui
11
SchetkinAleksei Schetkin
Substitution81
7
CabellaRémy Cabella
Goal14
12
KozhabayevBakdaulet Kozhabayev
8
PajotVincent Pajot
Substitution70
14
MakhambetovAbylaikhan Makhambetov
Yellow Card4
Substitution46
9
Joseph-MonroseSteven Joseph-Monrose
Substitution79
15
LisenkovSergei Lisenkov
10
BrahimiYacine Brahimi
Substitution58
16
GoryachiYevgeni Goryachi
11
GriezmannAntoine Griezmann
Goal62

Substitutes

1
OtarbayevSamat Otarbayev (GK)
16
DelleJoris Delle (GK)
2
OmarovBauyrzhan Omarov
12
KakutaGaël Kakuta
Substitution58
9
IslamkhanBauyrzhan Islamkhan
Substitution42
13
CoquelinFrancis Coquelin
13
SariyevSayat Sariyev
14
GhoulamFaouzi Ghoulam
17
LuninStanislav Lunin
Substitution81
15
GrenierClément Grenier
Substitution70
20
BayurzhanSherkhan Bayurzhan
17
LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
Substitution79
Goal85
21
DzolchiyevBaurzhan Dzholchiyev
Substitution46
18
AndreBenjamin Andre

Coach

Slobodan Krčmarević (SRB) Erick Mombaerts (FRA)

Referee

Oliver Drachta (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Brandner (AUT), Andreas Rothmann (AUT)

Fourth official

Dominik Ouschan (AUT)

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