Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann provided a brilliant no-look backheel pass to Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, but the Gunners's No. 1 could only spray it wide as France failed to score against Belarus.
If Griezmann is indeed signed by Manchester United, it would be a formidable side that they would form. The star would add to a spree that has included Zlatan Ibrahimovic and world record signing Paul Pogba, with both players delivering in the early stages of their time at the club.
Antoine Griezmann's terrific tournament got a grade better in Marseille, as he scored two goals past a helpless Manuel Neuer, to send France into the final.
Antoine Griezmann saved France's blushes as his brace enabled the host nation to a nervy comeback victory over Republic of Ireland to send them through to the quarter-finals of the competition.
By the looks of things, Barcelona attacker Neymar is on the verge of an exit from the Camp Nou. The Brazilian has been pivotal for the Catalan Giants and has formed one of the deadliest attacking trios with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
The prolific French striker has decided to stay at La Liga club Atletico Madrid, despite interest from some Premier League heavyweights.
France head coach Didier Deschamps is set to bring Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann back to the starting XI as Les Bleus prepare to face a strong Switzerland side in their last match of Group A.
It wasn't smooth sailing for the hosts as Albania defended with their backs to the ball, and did concede a single goal until the 90th minute. However, France did manage to break through twice in injury time through Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet to ensure their qualification to the next stage.
Star players Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann have been left out of the France starting XI for the match against Albania, while Manchester United's Anthony Martial gets a first start in the tournament.
France are looking to win a tournament on home soil yet again, repeating their previous success in Euro 84 and in the World Cup in 1998. Didier Deschamps was captain in 1998; can be remake history as manager this time around? France will be looking for 3 points to start on the front foot.