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Follow for up-to-the-second updates and score as Euro 2016 host France meets Ireland in the round of 16.

June 26, 2016

Euro 2016 host France eyes another trophy on home soil, but it drew a tough half of the knockout bracket, and its first test comes against the Republic of Ireland. 

The Irish went through to the knockout stage on Robbie Brady's late goal against Italy, and they sets their sights on another traditional power, with revenge on the mind. It was in 2009 that France ousted Ireland in the World Cup qualifying playoffs on Thierry Henry's controversial non-handball, which set up William Gallas's decisive strike. There'd be no better way to even the score than by ousting Les Bleus on their home soil.

Follow along for complete play-by-play, lineups, goalscorers and more in the gamecast below. For up-to-the-minute Euro 2016 standings, schedules and statistics, go to our tournament home.

The winner plays against the winner of England vs. Iceland in the quarterfinals.

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