Stade de France - Saint-Denis 19/11/2013 - 21:00CET (21:00 local time)

Play-off for Final Tournament, Second leg

France - Ukraine
3-0
Aggregate: 3-2
 

France - Ukraine 3-0 - 19/11/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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France back from the brink against Ukraine

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 23.00CET
France back from the brink against Ukraine
France celebrate after coming back from the brink against Ukraine ©AFP/Getty Images

France became the first team to overturn a two-goal deficit in a FIFA World Cup play-off, denying Ukraine a place in Brazil in the process.

France will appear at their ninth successive major tournament next summer after two goals from Mamadou Sakho and one from Karim Benzema completed a memorable comeback in Paris. Yehven Khacheridi's dismissal reduced the visitors to ten men soon after half-time.

Match statistics

France
Ukraine

3

Goals scored

0

22

Total attempts

5

9

Attempts on target

2

11

off target

2

6

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

7

5

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

22

Fouls committed

22

20

Fouls suffered

19

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Mandziuk (Ukraine) is booked.
  • Substitution
    82
    Giroud (in) - Benzema (out) (France)
  • Substitution
    78
    Sagna (in) - Debuchy (out) (France)
  • Substitution
    76
    Seleznyov (in) - Zozulya (out) (Ukraine)

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