France and Netherlands played out a goalless draw at Euro 2024


Min 95: Match End! The Netherlands and France are held to a goalless draw in Leipzig for the second date of Group D of Euro 2024. Both have four points, Austria with three and Poland yet to add.

Min 92: France go close against the Netherlands in the dying minutes.

Minimum 90: Five minutes are added

Minimum 84: Only six minutes to go in the first 0-0 of the Euro Cup

Min 77: Double change in France: Giroud and Koeman come on for Dembele and Durham in France.

Minimum 73: Three changes in the Netherlands. Xavi Simons, Frimpong and Schouten exit so Wijnaldum, Weermann and Geertruda enter.

Minimum 70: Canceled! At least, in principle. It took Taylor a few seconds to reach the assistant who raised the flag and, therefore, the head referee's hand. Xavi Simons, after a stop from Mignon to Depay, collected the rebound and shot first. The ball went in, but Frimbang, offside, was next to the goalkeeper, whose reaction might have bothered him.

Minimum 67: VAR BEWARE!

Minimum 66: GOOOOOOOOOLLLLL FROM XAVI SIMONS! After several recoveries in the area, Simons unleashed a right foot that was blocked by Mignon.

Minimum 64: Out of Verbruggen! Conte had the goal all to himself, but preferred to concede to a lone Griezmann. The captain received it in the six-yard box and struck with his left foot, but the Dutch goalkeeper made a brilliant save.

At least 52: Up Conde! From outside the area, he failed with a shot that was too high, after leaving the target.

Minimum 46: Second half begins! Move over France.

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Minimum 45: One minute added

Min 41: Ban! Griezmann had a great chance with a set piece from a corner of the area but his shot hit the defence.

Minimum 36: The teams have eased the gas to the intensity of the first minutes.

Minimum 31: Yellow for the Netherlands! Schouten brought down Griezmann on a French counterattack and Taylo picked up the first yellow card of the match.

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At least 25: Mistakes are repeated in these minutes, and Taylor wants to stop. After Tchouaméni defeated a rival he called for silence.

Min 17: MAignan saved! Kakpo faced left to right and unleashed a shot that was placed at the far post, but Mignon responded well to send it out for a corner kick.

Min 16: France again! Griezmann was first in the area and sent the ball to the right of the Netherlands goal.

Minimum 14: What France failed!

At least 10: France begin to control the game after a few minutes of the Orange dominating.

Min 5: France responds! Griezmann had a high and centered left-footed effort from outside the area, and Weerbrueggen got a good hand to send the ball into the corner.

Min 2: France Saved! Frimpong got behind Theo Hernandez but the Frenchman managed to embarrass the Leverkusen player in the moment of the shot. But Mignon clawed it away for a corner kick.

min 1: Move Netherlands!

First time in Leipzig!

Confirmed alignments |

France: Mignon; Counte, Upamecano, Saliba, Theo Hernandez; Kanté, Tchouaméni, Rabiot, Griezmann; Dembele and Durham.

The Netherlands: Verbruggen; Dumfries, Van Dijk, Aké, De Vrij, Frimpong; Schouten, Reijnders, Xavi Simons; Kakpo and Memphis Dibay.

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With Kylian Mbappe a doubt after breaking his nose in Monday's win over Austria (1-0), France play a European football classic against the Netherlands in Leipzig on Friday, with Antoine Griezmann looking for his best version.

In the last World Cup, where France was the runner-up, Griezmann did not shine at the start of the Euro Cup, in a tough competition, with a lot of fights, an ecosystem that the Atlético de Madrid playmaker also knows. Roll up his shirt.

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– “Antoine Indispensable” –

Didier Deschamps' formula became famous during this decade: “No one is irreplaceable, but Antoine is indispensable.”

The player said this accolade from the coach was “a huge source of pride”, but he recognizes it puts “a bit of pressure” on him.

“We have to get this confidence back, we are going to play an exceptional match, we have to give this dream to all the French kids,” said the French second captain, with 130 international caps and 44 goals.

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The 33-year-old footballer, who plays as a midfielder but also acts as a defensive midfielder with great display, should see more of the competitive area with the potential loss of Mbappé.

The first captain broke his nose trying to score against Austria at Dusseldorf.

– Giroud, Durham, Kolo Mwani… –

After training with a Band-Aid on Wednesday, Mbappé appeared on Thursday wearing a mask with the colors of the French flag (blue, white and red).

During Thursday afternoon's first 15-minute training session in Leipzig, during which the media was allowed in, the Bleus captain was seen trying to adjust his mask, but went through physical exercises with the rest of the squad.

It was the first time Mbappé wore the mask, which had his initials (KM) written on it and a rooster, one of France's symbols, painted on it.

However, as Article 42 of the UEFA regulations states that only medical equipment “with the same colour” can be worn on the pitch and “it shall not carry any identification with the equipment”, Bandy's scorer cannot play with this mask. “.

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Deschamps insisted that Mbappé's recovery was progressing “in the right direction” and that they would do “everything possible to make him available” to play against the Dutch on Friday.

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“The nose is less swollen. We will decide at the last moment based on their feelings,” the coach said.

The new Real Madrid player is showing his usual determination. He likes to play early, as evidenced by his message to his 118 million followers on Instagram: “There are no victories without risks.”

“I always said, the team is stronger with Kylian. If the news is not right, we will fight without him. “Kylian is Kylian, no matter what team he is in,” Deschamps declared after the win over Austria.

– “We will see him with a mask” –

Starting from this principle, there is no replacement for the new Real Madrid star, although the coach has three options for the center forward position: the French team's all-time top scorer (57 goals), Marcus Duram or trust again. Hopeless Randall Kolo Mwani's chance.

“When we look at the guys on the bench, we have the means to replace Kylian,” midfielder Adrien Rabiot announced on Wednesday.

The Netherlands, who came back against Poland (2-1) in the quarter-finals of the last World Cup and on the first day, are preparing for the match with Mbappé in front.

“I think he will be fine physically and we will see him with the mask on Friday. He is a great player and we have to believe this,” said midfielder Tijjani Reynders.

The Orange knows what it's like to have a striker in front of you. In the last two clashes between the two teams, in March (4-0) and October (2-1) 2023, Mbappé scored four times in qualifying for the Euro Cup.

On Monday, before breaking his nose, he made the play and pass that an Austrian defender scored in his own goal.

Time and channel to watch

The match between France and the Netherlands starts at 1:00 PM Honduran time and can be seen on ESPN screens.

Eden Hayes

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