Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Dimi does Darren

Filed: Sunday, 26th June 2016
By: Staff Writer

Dimitri Payet's France are through to the quarter finals of Euro 16 - at the expense of Darren Randolph's Republic of Ireland.

The hosts became the first nation to book their place in the last eight of the tournament courtesy of a 2-1 win over the Irish, despite having fallen behind to a Robbie Brady penalty inside the first two minutes in Lyon ths afternoon.

Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann equalised for France with a header 13 minutes into the second half before he added his second of the day just four minutes later, sending his country into a last eight encounter with either Iceland or England next weekend.

Payet, who had almost single-handedly propelled the French into the knock out phase of Euro 16 had a much quieter afternoon than in recent outings, despite playing the full 90 minutes.

Unfortunately Hammers team mate Randolph proved to be far busier than he might have hoped, although two excellent saves from United's reserve stopper meant he could hold his head high despite his team's exit.

* James Collins' Wales are also through to the quarter finals following their 1-0 win over Northern Ireland on Saturday at the Parc des Princes, Paris. The centre half is yet to feature at the tournament.

* The fourth and final Hammer to be involved in Euro 16, Angelo Ogbonna, is currently preparing for Italy's mouth-watering last 16 clash with Spain tomorrow afternoon.

Related News

   arrow   Payet rumours split fanbase [27th Jun 2019]
   arrow   KUMB Awards XXII: polls now open [22nd May 2019]
   arrow   Madrid made contact with Rice, claims pundit [16th Apr 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [22nd Jan 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [18th Jan 2019]
   arrow   Arnie not for sale [11th Jan 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [10th Jan 2019]
   arrow   Og-gonna? [2nd Jan 2019]
   arrow   Owners panned for lack of long-term plan [4th Sep 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [12th Jul 2018]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Pellegrini hoping for 'new dimension'
A confident Manuel Pellegrini believes that club record signing Felipe Ande...more
Three Years Ago
Payet, Brady, Gold & Billic: Saturday's news
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media round-up!...more
Five Years Ago
Video highlights from H&W
West Ham United's development squad secured a narrow victory at Havant & Waterlooville last night th...more