Hosts France break Germany's 50-year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

Antoine Griezmann's double for France in their 2-0 semi-final win over Germany at Euro 2016 broke die Mannschaft's 50-year winning streak against host nations at major tournaments.

FP Sports July 08, 2016 11:02:30 IST
Hosts France break Germany's 50-year record to reach Euro 2016 finals
Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

France's players acknowledge their supporters after winning the Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany 2-0. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

Germany's players reacts after the Euro 2016 semi-final loss to France. The World Champions lost 2-0. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

The Euro 2016 semi-final win is France's first victory over Germany in a major tournament since 1958. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

Paul Pogba vies for the ball with Julian Draxler and Toni Kroos. It was Pogba's cross that was cleared by Neuer into the Antoine Griezmann 's path to fire home. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

Antoine Griezmann took up the mantle for France with two goals that crushed world champions Germany. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

France's recent years have been clouded by defeats and scandal, including a player strike at the 2010 World Cup. Now the country appears to be behind them again. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli gives a yellow card to Germany's defender Emre Can. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

Antoine Griezmann celebrates with teammates after he scored a penalty shot giving France the first goal of the match. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

The French victory in Marseille was the first time Germany had lost to the hosts at a major finals since their famous 4-2 defeat to England in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Vieux Port in Marseille, French supporters erupted in joy after the national side beat Germany. AFP

Hosts France break Germanys 50year record to reach Euro 2016 finals

German supporters follow the Euro 2016 semi-final at the public screening at the "Fan Mile" in Berlin. AFP

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