Adil Rami almost removes Swiss player's head with overly ambitious bicycle kick

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For a moment, Adil Rami imagined his name up in lights after scoring one of the greatest ever goals at the European Championships. 

The French defender, who is only in the team because of an injury to regular starter Raphael Varane, saw the ball loop up in the box during the first half of his side's final Group A game against Switzerland this evening.

He then decided to launch into an audacious attempt to score an acrobatic bicycle kick, However, sadly for him - Admir Mehmedi's head was in the way and the Swiss ace got his skull well and truly rattled.

Rami duly got a yellow card for his troubles - you can check out the video of the incident in the video at the bottom of this article - although some thought it could well have been a red.

It's been something of a mad-cap first half in Lille, with Paul Pogba at the heart of the action. Not only has he rattled the crossbar from 25 yards out, he got a piggy-back off a Swiss player, and ripped Granit Xhaka's shirt. Not bad going at all.

France have already secured qualification for the knockout stages of Euro 2016, and took the opportunity to rest some key players before the serious action got going. 

Striker Olivier Giroud was rested, with André-Pierre Gignac taking his place. Perhaps France's best player at the tournament so far, Dimitri Payet, has also sat out the action in Lille.

Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kingsely Coman are in the side though, meaning they should post plenty of problems for a Swiss side looking to secure their own passage to the next stage.

Albania are currently 1-0 up against Romania in the group's other game.

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