• France are unbeaten in their last five games against the Republic of Ireland (W2 D3). The Republic’s last win dates back to October 1981 in a World Cup qualifier (3-2).
  • The last five encounters between France and the Republic of Ireland have produced only four goals (3 for France, 1 for R.O.I.).
  • The last encounter between France and the Republic of Ireland was in November 2009 in a two legged World Cup play-off. Raymond Domenech’s men won 1-0 in Dublin whilst the return match ended 1-1 after extra-time.
  • The last time France finished top of their group in a EURO tournament was in 2004. They were then knocked out in the quarter-finals by Greece.
  • France are unbeaten in their last 15 major tournament games played on home soil, winning 13 and drawing two. Their last defeat dates back to July 1960 in the inaugural European Championships against Czechoslovakia (0-2).
  • The last time France won a game in the knockout stages of a EURO was the 2000 final against Italy (2-1 in extra-time, after golden goal). Since then, they have lost against Greece in 2004 and Spain in 2012.
  • France have kept two clean sheets in a row, which hadn’t happened in a EURO tournament since 1996 (over 120 minutes v both Netherlands & Czech Republic). The only goal they’ve conceded so far was from the penalty spot against Romania in the opening game.
  • In fact, France last conceded a shot on target 205 minutes ago. It was Romania’s penalty in the opening game.
  • Nine of France’s last 10 goals at the EURO have been scored after half-time. At EURO 2016, three of their four goals have come from the 89th minute onwards.
  • France have hit the woodwork more times (5) than they’ve scored goals (4) at EURO 2016.
  • The Republic of Ireland are in the knockout stages of the European Championships for the first time in their history. Their victory against Italy on Wednesday night was only their second in the tournament after the one against England in 1988.
  • Hugo Lloris has captained France on 54 occasions, a joint-record alongside current head-coach Didier Deschamps (54).
  • Dimitri Payet has scored (2) or assisted (1) three of France’s four goals at this year’s EURO.
  • Paul Pogba has attempted 18 shots in major tournaments (10 at World Cup 2014, 8 at EURO 2016) but only one of them has found the back of the net.
  • Wes Hoolahan is involved in both of the Republic’s goals at EURO 2016: goalscorer against Sweden and assist provider against Italy.