Rep. of Ireland and France face each other this Monday at the Aviva Stadium for a match of the Grp.B of the Euro Qualifying. Rep. of Ireland mark their 17th participation in the competition, whilst France go into their 15th. Both teams have won this tournament before. At the moment, Rep. of Ireland's national team trail league leaders France's national team by 3 points at the top of the table.
After facing Latvia in National Team Friendlies , Rep. of Ireland turn their attention to the Euro Qualifying where they challenge France. Digging back into the archives highlights that Rep. of Ireland's national team and Didier Deschamps's team have faced each other eighteen times, with France's national team holding the advantage: 9 victories, against 4 victories of Stephen Kenny's team. Specifically in the Aviva Stadium, France and Rep. of Ireland have both 3 victories.
This will be the first time these teams face each other for the Euro Qualifying.
Looking into the history of Rep. of Ireland in the competition, Robbie Keane stands out as their best scorer of all time, with 23 goals in total, which has given him the second position in the Euro Qualifying top scorers. Robbie Keane excels as their most used player, with 44 games in total. Regarding the history of France in the competition, Lilian Thuram excels as their most used player, with 31 games in total.
The last meeting between the two teams ended with France winning 2x0. France's national team is given the favouritism to win this match.
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