Just when it appeared that Iceland had a lifeline, Arsenal star Olivier Giroud scored his second goal of the game for France to send the Arctic Circle residents back to square one – and inevitably back home.
Kolbein Sigthorsson was the man who finally gave Iceland a tick on the scoreboard after the team found themselves down 4-0 in the first half.
— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) July 3, 2016
But any thoughts of a comeback were brushed away almost immediately as Giroud netted for France to restore the four-goal lead.
Doblete de Giroud. pic.twitter.com/NvM4vonKZC
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal_MI) July 3, 2016
Immediately after the goal from Giroud, France manager Didier Deschamps decided to pull Giroud to preserve him for the upcoming Semi-Final against Germany.
The two-goal performance from Giroud was his fifth brace for France, but his first ever brace in a major tournament.
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