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Netherlands 2-0 France: Dutch beat world champions to relegate Germany

Netherlands celebrate
Georginio Wijnaldum has now scored 10 international goals

The Netherlands deservedly beat France in the Uefa Nations League to end the world champions' 15-game unbeaten run and relegate Germany.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum struck from close range after Hugo Lloris parried a Ryan Babel shot.

Lloris made a host of top saves to stop a thrashing - but Memphis Depay's dinked penalty in injury time made sure of the win.

A Dutch draw in Germany on Monday would see them win the group.

That would take Ronald Koeman's side into next June's Nations League finals - at the expense of France, who had only needed a point in Rotterdam to seal top spot.

The winners of each group are also guaranteed a Euro 2020 play-off place if they fail to progress from qualification next year.

France can still win the group if the Germans, who will be in the Nations League second tier in 2020, beat the Dutch.

Elsewhere, Gibraltar's Euro 2020 dream is almost certainly over after a 6-2 hammering by Armenia. The minnows led through teenager Tjay de Barr but Yura Movsisyan scored four times for the visitors.

Macedonia remain top of that group - and are 90 minutes away from the play-offs - thanks to a 2-0 win in Liechstenstein.

Wales' promotion bid is over after a 2-1 defeat by Denmark - who win the group and a place in the 2020 top flight. That result relegates the Republic of Ireland.

Line-ups

Netherlands

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Cillessen
  • 2Dumfries
  • 3de Ligt
  • 4van Dijk
  • 5Blind
  • 6de Roon
  • 7de Jong
  • 9BergwijnSubstituted forPromesat 86'minutes
  • 8WijnaldumBooked at 17minsSubstituted forVilhenaat 89'minutes
  • 11BabelSubstituted forAkéat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Depay

Substitutes

  • 12Tete
  • 13Zoet
  • 14de Vrij
  • 15Aké
  • 16Strootman
  • 17van de Beek
  • 18Rosario
  • 19de Jong
  • 20Promes
  • 21Vilhena
  • 22Dilrosun
  • 23Bizot

France

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lloris
  • 2PavardBooked at 72mins
  • 4Varane
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 12DigneBooked at 57mins
  • 13KantéBooked at 50mins
  • 15NzonziSubstituted forNDombeleat 81'minutes
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forSissokoat 65'minutes
  • 7Griezmann
  • 9GiroudSubstituted forDembéléat 65'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 10Mbappé

Substitutes

  • 5Sakho
  • 6Sissoko
  • 8Pléa
  • 11Dembélé
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Rami
  • 18Fekir
  • 19Sidibe
  • 20Thauvin
  • 21NDombele
  • 22Mendy
  • 23Areola
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
44,366

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlandsAway TeamFrance
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Netherlands 2, France 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Netherlands 2, France 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Netherlands 2, France 0. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Penalty Netherlands. Frenkie de Jong draws a foul in the penalty area.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Moussa Sissoko (France) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands).

  10. Post update

    Tanguy NDombele (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands. Nathan Aké replaces Ryan Babel.

  12. Post update

    Daley Blind (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by N'Golo Kanté (France).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands. Tonny Vilhena replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

  15. Booking

    Ousmane Dembélé (France) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ousmane Dembélé (France).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands).

  19. Post update

    Lucas Digne (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands. Quincy Promes replaces Steven Bergwijn.

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