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No friction for France

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.20CET
France 2-0 Cyprus Goals from Jimmy Briand and Anthony Le Tallec brought France's Group 4 campaign to a winning conclusion in Beauvais.
by Christian Châtelet
from Paris
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.20CET

No friction for France

France 2-0 Cyprus Goals from Jimmy Briand and Anthony Le Tallec brought France's Group 4 campaign to a winning conclusion in Beauvais.

France completed their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win in their final Group 4 game against Cyprus.

Play-off momentum
Having already booked their place in Thursday's play-off draw as group winners, the French maintained some momentum with a comfortable win at the Pierre Brisson stadium in Beauvais against a Cyprus side who picked up just one point from their eight qualifying games.

Finishing touch
Stade Rennais FC striker Jimmy Briand steadied French nerves by scoring their opening goal after 43 minutes, but the victory was not confirmed until substitute Anthony Le Tallec - who scored a hat-trick in France's 3-0 win against Switzerland on Friday - found the target after 66 minutes.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.02CET

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Lineups

France

France

Cyprus

Cyprus

1
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK)
12
D. StylianouDemetris Stylianou (GK)
2
EbondoAlbin Ebondo
4
PeriklisMoustakas Periklis
Yellow Card2
3
ClichyGaël Clichy
5
PelagiaGeorgios Pelagia
4
ZubarRonald Zubar (C)
Substitution46
6
PavlouKyriakos Pavlou
5
PerquisDamien Perquis
9
IonaMichalis Iona
Substitution80
6
ClémentJérémy Clément
10
PanayiAntonis Panayi (C)
Substitution58
7
DebuchyMathieu Debuchy
Yellow Card1
Substitution82
11
SolomouAthos Solomou
8
L. DiarraLassana Diarra
14
ChristouParaskevas Christou
9
Sinama PongolleFlorent Sinama Pongolle
15
PanagiGeorgios Panagi
10
BergougnouxBryan Bergougnoux
17
GeorgiadesGeorgios Georgiades
11
BriandJimmy Briand
Goal42
Substitution46
18
MerkisGiorgos Merkis

Substitutes

16
GavanonJérémy Gavanon (GK)
1
AsprogenisNikolas Asprogenis (GK)
12
SagnaBacary Sagna
Substitution46
7
EleftheriouGeorge Eleftheriou
Substitution58
17
FaubertJulien Faubert
Substitution82
16
ChristouSavvakis Christou
Substitution80
18
Le TallecAnthony Le Tallec
Substitution46
Goal65
19
DimitriouMichalis Dimitriou
13
MavubaRio Mavuba
3
SamarasConstandinos Samaras
14
ToulalanJérémy Toulalan
8
TheofanousVasilis Theofanous
15
RibéryFranck Ribéry
20
IliaElipidoforos Ilia

Coach

René Girard (FRA) Antros Kouloumbris (CYP)

Referee

J Paulo Paraty Silva (POR)

Assistant referees

Jose Cardinal (POR), José Ramalho (POR)

Fourth official

Elmano Carlos Ferandes Santos (POR)

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