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Iceland 0-1 France: Olivier Giroud's spot-kick secures Didier Deschamps' men narrow victory

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Iceland 0-1 France: Olivier Giroud's second-half spot-kick secures Didier Deschamps' men narrow victoryFrance had been left frustrated by a resolute Iceland throughout the first half But Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock with an unerring spot kick on 66 minutes The striker converted from 12 yards after Antoine Griezmann had been felled

Olivier Giroud's second-half penalty secured France a narrow victory against Iceland in their Euro 2020 qualifying clash.

The Chelsea frontman coolly converted from 12 yards to hand Didier Deschamps' side the three points after Antoine Griezmann had been felled inside the box.

The victory ensured France's superb record in Group H continued ahead of clashes with Turkey, Moldova and Albania. 

More to follow. 

Olivier Giroud's second-half penalty secured France a narrow victory against Iceland

The frontman was on hand to coolly convert from 12 yards after Antoine Griezmann was fouled

MATCH FACTS

Iceland: Halldorsson, Palsson, R. Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason, Gudmundsson (Bodvarsson 16), Sigurjonsson (Finnbogason 73), Bjarnason, Traustason (A. Sigurdsson 81), G. Sigurdsson, Sigporsson

Unused substitutes: Saevarsson, Fjoluson, Ingason, Kristinsson, Jonsson, Hermannsson, Friojonsson, Kjartansson, Hallfredsson 

Booked: R. Sigurdsson, Sigurjonsson

France: Mandanda, Pavard, Lenglet, Varane, Digne, Matuidi, Sissoko, Tolisso, Griezmann, Coman (Ikone 88), Giroud (Ben Yedder 78)

Unused substitutes: Kimpembe, Areola, Ndombele, Lemar, Zouma, Sidibe, Hernandez, Plea, Maignan

Scorers: Giroud 66

Booked: Giroud, Pavard, Tolisso

Didier Deschamps' visitors had been left frustrated after a tight first half against Iceland

Raphael Varane nodded an inviting delivery off target for France as Iceland remained resolute

France frontman Giroud had posed a constant menace to the hosts before opening the scoring

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