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Euro 2016

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Title: 

    Last 16: Republic of Ireland v France
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 26 Jun 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    1.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 26 2016 : Sat 25 Jun - Fri 01 Jul
  • Channel: 

    ITV
Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland v France 
 
Last 16
 
After Wednesday's dramatic late win against Italy the Republic of Ireland face the hosts France in the last sixteen in Lyon.
 
The match will stir memories of the infamous meeting between the two sides in a World Cup play off in 2009 in Paris when Thierry Henry's handball helped set up William Gallas to score the goal which controversially won the tie for the French.
 
This time around Martin O Neill's men will have to keep a close eye on West Ham's Dimitri Payet - who has been one of the stars of the tournament so far.
 
Mark Pougatch is joined in the studio by French World Cup winner, Manu Petit, former Republic of Ireland defender, Richard Dunne - who played in that game in 2009 - and Lee Dixon.  Commentary from Sam Matterface and former Republic captain, Andy Townsend.