France defeated Ireland 2-0 in their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match at the Stade de France on Thursday evening.

Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema scored the goals for France. Ireland had a number of chances to score, but they were unable to find the back of the net.

France started the game brightly and took the lead in the 15th minute through Mbappé. The Paris Saint-Germain forward finished off a flowing move involving Benzema and Antoine Griezmann.

Benzema doubled France's lead in the 30th minute with a header from a Griezmann cross.

Ireland had a number of chances to equalize in the second half, but they were unable to find the back of the net. Callum Robinson and Troy Parrott both had good chances, but their shots were saved by France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

France controlled the rest of the game and created a number of chances to add to their lead, but they were unable to score any more goals.

Highlights

15th minute: Kylian Mbappé opens the scoring for France.
30th minute: Karim Benzema doubles France's lead.

Analysis

France were the better team in this game and deserved their victory. They created a number of chances and were defensively solid.

Ireland had a number of chances to score, but they were unable to find the back of the net. They also struggled to defend at times, and France could have scored more goals.

Conclusion

France defeated Ireland 2-0 to maintain their perfect start to their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Ireland suffered their first defeat of the campaign, but they are still in a good position to qualify for the tournament.

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