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Stade de France (ATT 79,299) 9th October 2010 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: P Proenca

France France vs Romania Romania

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L Remy (83)
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Remy rescues France

Super sub inspires France to vital home win

Last Updated: 09/10/10 10:24pm

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Remy: To the rescue

Remy: To the rescue

Two goals in the final seven minutes helped France secure a vital home victory against Romania to go top of Euro qualifying group D.

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Laurent Blanc's side who started their campaign with a home defeat at the hands of Belarus before winning in Bosnia last month were denied time and time again by the inspired Costel Pantilimon.

The Romanian stopper came to the rescue making superb stops from Mathieu Valbuena and Samir Nasri as the game looked to be heading for a goalless draw in Paris.

However, substitute Loic Remy spared French blushes when he broke the deadlock seven minutes from time.

The Marseille striker made an instant impact after coming on to the field to rescue Blanc's side when he fired his low shot into the bottom corner.

France secured the points deep into stoppage time when debutant Dimitri Payet set up Yoann Gourcuff to settle the contest.

The victory was France's first win at the Stade de France since October 2009 and allowed Blanc's side to open up a one-point lead over Belarus and Albania in the standings.

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European Championship Qualifying Group A

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 30
2 Turkey 10 17
3 Belgium 10 15
4 Austria 10 12
5 Azerbaijan 10 7
6 Kazakhstan 10 4

European Championship Qualifying Group B

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 23
2 Republic of Ireland 10 21
3 Armenia 10 17
4 Slovakia 10 15
5 Macedonia 10 8
6 Andorra 10 0

European Championship Qualifying Group C

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 26
2 Estonia 10 16
3 Serbia 10 15
4 Slovenia 10 14
5 Northern Ireland 10 9
6 Faroe Islands 10 4

European Championship Qualifying Group D

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France 10 21
2 Bosnia 10 20
3 Romania 10 14
4 Belarus 10 13
5 Albania 10 9
6 Luxembourg 10 4

European Championship Qualifying Group E

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 27
2 Sweden 10 24
3 Hungary 10 19
4 Finland 10 10
5 Moldova 10 9
6 San Marino 10 0

European Championship Qualifying Group F

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Greece 10 24
2 Croatia 10 22
3 Israel 10 16
4 Latvia 10 11
5 Georgia 10 10
6 Malta 10 1

European Championship Qualifying Group G

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Pos Team P Pts
1 England 8 18
2 Montenegro 8 12
3 Switzerland 8 11
4 Wales 8 9
5 Bulgaria 8 5

European Championship Qualifying Group H

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Denmark 8 19
2 Portugal 8 16
3 Norway 8 16
4 Iceland 8 4
5 Cyprus 8 2

European Championship Qualifying Group I

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 24
2 Czech Republic 8 13
3 Scotland 8 11
4 Lithuania 8 5
5 Liechtenstein 8 4

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