Olivier Giroud scored the only goal from the penalty spot as World Champion France scored in the qualification for Euro 2020 a 1-0 win IcelandHowever, there was concern for Chelsea as N & # 39; Golo Kanté missed the game after suffering an injury in the warm-up.
The Chelsea striker conceded a goal in the 66th minute of Group H in Reykjavík after Antoine Griezmann was kicked by Ari Skulason. "It was a very difficult game, but we prevailed and Olivier's goal did the job," Griezmann said.
Coach Didier Deschamps added: "We had several chances to improve our goal and it would have been nice because they are dangerous on set pieces."
The result ensured that France could keep up Turkeythat beat Albania Cenk Tosun's 90th-minute lead and six-point deficit to third-placed Iceland leaders put them 1-0 up.
In the other game in the group H, Andorra With a 1-0 victory they got their first points in the European Championship qualification Moldova, Marc Vales scored the only goal of the match in the middle of the second half.
European champion Portugal and Ukraine Coming closer to qualifying with comfortable home victories in Group B.
Ukraine sank Lithuania With a 2-0 victory in the group, we are in the lead after six games with 16 points, followed by Portugal, who after five wins after eleven points the lead holds Luxembourg 3: 0 with Cristiano Ronaldo under the scorers.
Portugal, visiting Ukraine on Monday, has missed a number of chances to win. Anthony Moris put in a series of fine saves to make sure the match continued after Bernardo Silva hit a loose ball and steered past two defenders to take the lead in the 16th minute.
A poor finish combined with Moris' heroics prevented Portugal from being held in check before Ronaldo scored his 94th international goal to reach the 699 mark and Gonçalo Guedes won the 89th minute win.
Ukraine, which will qualify for Euro 2020 if they did not beat Portugal on Monday, beat Lithuania thanks to a double by Ruslan Malinovskiy.
The midfielder broke the deadlock after a double win with Júnior Moraes with a crisp shot with his left foot and scored with a brilliant free kick on the wall the 2-0 in the back corner.