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France & Netherlands Play First Goalless Draw Match in Euro 2024

Dutchman Xavi Simons (Central), found the back of the net in the second half but was ruled out for offside.

Euros24, Germany – France and the Netherlands played out a 0-0 draw in their second Group D game of Euro 2024, a result that all but guaranteed both teams a place in the last 16.

Antoine Griezmann, captaining the side with Kylian Mbappe on the bench after breaking his nose against Austria, had an excellent chance in each half but twice stumbled over the ball.

Both sets of fans had cause to celebrate – the Dutch when Xavi Simons found the net in the second half and the French when the effort was ruled out for offside – and, despite both sides pushing for a winner, they had to be content with a point each.

France and the Netherlands are level on four points at the top of the group standings, with Austria on three, while Poland have no points and cannot advance. France face Poland in their final group game with the Dutch taking on Austria.


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