There is no lost love between these two sides. This is the first meeting between France and the Republic of Ireland since Thierry Henry's infamous handball that sealed Les Bleus a place in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In that regard, whether they admit it or not, revenge will be on Ireland's mind.
France, of course, are the hosts, and they are still far and wide one of the favorites to win the whole thing. While they have not been the powerhouse many pundits tipped, Didier Deschamps' side has done a satisfactory job rolling with the circumstances to advance out of the group stage unbeaten.
Tigres forward Andre-Pierre Gignac, who has played a total of 103 minutes in this tournament, is expected to start the game on the bench. Gignac, though, could prove an important asset in second half situations.
Match date/time: Sunday 9:00AM EST, 3:00PM local
Venue: Stade de Lyon, Lyon, France
TV: ESPN (US), ESPN Deportes (US- Spanish), ITV 1 (UK)