Stade de France - Saint-Denis 15/10/2013 - 21:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

France - Finland
3-0
 

France - Finland 3-0 - 15/10/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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France beat Finland but finish second

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 23.00CET
France beat Finland but finish second
Franck Ribéry (second right) celebrates his opener ©AFP/Getty Images

France had to settle for a FIFA World Cup play-off despite securing a third win in a row.

Franck Ribéry's audacious early strike, an Olivier Giroud header credited as an own goal to Joona Toivio and Karim Benzema's volley late in the second half kept the goals flowing for Didier Deschamps's charges. But Spain's defeat of Georgia left Les Bleus second in Group I and destined for Monday's play-off draw for the ties in November.

Lineups

France

France

Finland

Finland

1Lloris (GK) (C)1Mäenpää (GK)
2Debuchy
46
2Pasanen
3Evra
60
5Lampi
7Ribéry
8
7R. Eremenko
8Valbuena8P. Hetemaj
9Giroud
81
10Pukki
86
11Nasri
71
13Arkivuo
14Matuidi
71
15Halsti
19Pogba16Tainio (C)
64
21Koscielny19Ring
73
22Abidal21Hämäläinen
79

Substitutes

16Mandanda (GK)12Hradecky (GK)
23Ruffier (GK)23Sillanpää (GK)
4Zouma3Heikkilä
5Sakho4Toivio
64
76
6Cabaye
71
9Zeneli
10Benzema
81
87
11Riski
79
12Clichy14Mattila
13Grenier17Kolehmainen
15Fanni18Sumusalo
17Payet20Furuholm
86
18Sissoko22Raitala
20Rémy
71

Coaches

Didier Deschamps (FRA) Mixu Paatelainen (FIN)

Referee

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 11:42 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

France
Finland

3

Goals scored

0

21

Total attempts

5

8

Attempts on target

2

9

off target

3

6

blocked

2

2

against woodwork

0

10

Corners

5

4

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

10

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    87
    Benzema (France) scores!
  • Substitution
    86
    Furuholm (in) - Pukki (out) (Finland)
  • Substitution
    81
    Benzema (in) - Giroud (out) (France)
  • Substitution
    79
    Riski (in) - Hämäläinen (out) (Finland)

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