Greece draws with France in Euro 2024 qualifying match


Greece played an excellent second half to draw 2-2 with France in its final Euro 2024 qualifying match.

Antoine Griezmann went close to putting France ahead after 33 minutes when he got in front of Pantelis Hatzidiakos before firing a close range volley off the post.

France continued to push and found the breakthrough just before half time. Olivier Giroud found Randal Kolo Muani who was able to thump home a terrific effort from a tight angle past Odysseas Vlachodimos.

Greece came out for the second half much more proactive and on the front foot and after just 11 minutes they had an equaliser. The ball looped out to the edge of the box and Anastasios Bakasetas was there to thump it on the volley past Brice Samba.

Just five minutes later Greece completed the turnaround. Dimitrios Giannoulis did brilliantly down the right-hand side before firing a ball across to Fotis Ioannidis on the edge of the six-yard box who fired home to make it 2-1.

France found an equaliser 15 minutes from time. Youssouf Fofana received the ball and had enough time to set himself before belting a stunning effort from distance which flew past Vlachodimos and into the back of the net.

Greece will next face a playoff semi-final against Kazakhstan in March 2024 and should they progress to the final, will play the winner of Georgia or Luxembourg.





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