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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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Netherlands edge Ireland in Euro 2024 qualifier

The Netherlands edged Ireland 2-1 in their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on September 17, 2023.

The Netherlands took the lead in the 19th minute through a goal from Steven Bergwijn. Ireland equalized in the 51st minute through a goal from Troy Parrott. However, the Netherlands regained the lead in the 63rd minute through a goal from Cody Gakpo.

The Netherlands had several chances to extend their lead, but they were unable to do so. Ireland had a few chances to equalize, but they were also unable to score.

With this victory, the Netherlands remain top of Group A in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers. Ireland, on the other hand, are in fourth place.

The performances

Steven Bergwijn was the best player for the Netherlands. The winger scored a goal and was a constant threat to the Irish defense.

Cody Gakpo was also good. The midfielder scored a goal and was involved in several other attacking moves.

Troy Parrott was the best player for Ireland. The striker scored a goal and was a constant danger to the Dutch defense.

The impact of the victory

The victory for the Netherlands is a good result, as it keeps them top of the group and on track to qualify for the Euro 2024 tournament.

The defeat for Ireland is a setback, as it leaves them in fourth place in the group. Ireland will need to win their remaining matches to have any chance of qualifying for the Euro 2024 tournament.