Estadio Vicente Calderón - Madrid 16/10/2012 - 21:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Spain - France
1-1
 

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Giroud header rewards France efforts

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 23.00CET
Giroud header rewards France efforts
Olivier Giroud celebrates his equaliser ©AFP/Getty Images

An injury-time goal from substitute Olivier Giroud earned France a 1-1 draw with world and European champions Spain, whose coach Vicente del Bosque's run of 20 successive qualification victories ended as a result.

La Roja had appeared on their way to a third straight win in Group I thanks to Sergio Ramos's seventh international goal in the first half and might even have doubled their lead through Cesc Fàbregas's 42nd-minute penalty which Hugo Lloris saved. With the visitors posing a greater threat after the restart, however, France earned an equaliser in the closing stages with Giroud heading home.

Lineups

Spain

Spain

France

France

1Casillas (GK) (C)1Lloris (GK) (C)
6Iniesta
75
2Debuchy
8Xavi Hernández3Evra
10Fàbregas
42
5Sakho
11Pedro Rodríguez6Cabaye
14Xabi Alonso7Ribéry
15Ramos
25
10Benzema
88
16Busquets12Matuidi
17Arbeloa
50
14Ménez
68
18Jordi Alba17Gonalons
45+1
57
21Silva
13
21Koscielny
42

Substitutes

12Víctor Valdés (GK)16Mandanda (GK)
23Reina (GK)23Landreau (GK)
2Albiol4Rami
3Monreal8Valbuena
57
4Javi Martínez9Giroud
88
90+4
5Juanfran
50
90+2
11Sissoko
68
7Villa15Jallet
9Torres
75
18Gomis
13Beñat20Capoue
19Soldado22Clichy
20Santi Cazorla
13
22Jesús Navas

Coaches

Vicente del Bosque (ESP) Didier Deschamps (FRA)

Referee

Felix Brych (GER)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 09:46 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Spain
France

1

Goals scored

1

11

Total attempts

9

5

Attempts on target

3

4

off target

3

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

3

1

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

10

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90+4
    Giroud (France) scores!
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Juanfran (Spain) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    88
    Giroud (in) - Benzema (out) (France)
  • Substitution
    75
    Torres (in) - Iniesta (out) (Spain)

See also

  • Spain

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Finland, 22 March 2013, 1-1
  • France

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Georgia, 22 March 2013, 3-1
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