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  1. Clark heads winner for Republic
  2. Result: Netherlands 2-3 France
  3. Griezmann, Giroud & Matuidi for France
  4. De Jong & Afellay on target for the Dutch
  5. Tributes paid to Dutch legend Cruyff
  6. Game stopped for minute's applause

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    When is a friendly not a friendly? When it is Germany versus England.

    The rivalry between the two on the pitch is as old as it is fierce and they lock horns once again tomorrow and Germany are determined to give a real statement of intent ahead of Euro 2016.

    "We want to give the world something to write home about," Thomas Muller says.

    Not one to miss. We'll be back with live text and radio commentary on that game from 18:00 GMT. See you then.

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    Right, almost time for us to wrap up. 

    There is one friendly still being played - Portugal versus Bulgaria - and if you want to keep tabs on that then head here.

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    Expectations being kept in check? The majority of those who responded to our vote in this live don't give the Republic of Ireland much hope of progressing out of a group that contains Sweden, Italy and Belgium at Euro 2016.

    Fifty one percent of you think they will go out at the group stage, although 14% think they will win the whole thing. Possibly being a tad mischievous there, though.

    Beat Sweden and who knows?

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    Slovakia, by the way, are the Republic of Ireland's next opponents. The two will meet at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday.

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    Elsewhere, Bosnia-Herzegovina produced the goods late on to beat Luxembourg 3-0. Striker Edin Dzeko is amongst the goalscorerers.

    There were no goals in the games between Slovakia and Latvia and Armenia and Belarus.

    Meanwhile, a bit of a surprise result brewing in Portugal, where Cristiano Ronaldo and co are losing 1-0 to Bulgaria at half time.


    Netherlands 2-3 France

    An entertaining game on an emotional night in the Netherlands. Some fight shown by the hosts, but France look a real danger going into Euro 2016.

    Netherlands France

    R. of Ireland 1-0 Switzerland

    All over and an experimental Republic of Ireland side edge victory.

    Not a classic, and I'm not sure how much Martin O'Neill will have learned about those players on the fringes of the squad, but a win is a win.

  8. GOAL - Netherlands 2-3 France

    Blaise Matuidi (87 mins)

    Erm, what was I saying?

    The Netherlands fans were still celebrating as a sweeping France attack ends with Anthony Martial playing in Blaise Matuidi and he finishes confidently.

    Matuidi's shirt number? 14 - the same as Johan Cruyff. Just a shame for the home fans it was not a Dutch player with that shirt number scoring.

    Blaise Matuidi
    Blaise Matuidi
  9. GOAL - Netherlands 2-2 France

    Ibrahim Afellay (86 mins)

    The comeback is complete. France had pretty much given up trying after going two-goals up and the Netherlands have punished them as Memphis Depay plays a corner short to Ibrahim Afellay just inside the area. No-one has picked him up and Afellay smashes in a first time shot.

  10. CLOSE!

    R. of Ireland 1-0 Switzerland

    What a chance! 

    Pajtim Kasami, once of Fulham, basically gives the ball to Eunan O'Kane and he charges forward before lashing an effort just wide.

    The 90 minutes are up and there will be three additional minutes.

    Republic of Ireland v Switzerland
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    R. of Ireland 1-0 Switzerland

    Some nice, neat passing between James McCarthy and Wes Hoolahan. The Republic are playing some good stuff now with five minutes to go and the substitutions have certainly had a positive impact on the quality of football on show.

  12. Your footballing language suggestions


    After Martin O'Neill talked of the Republic of Ireland "doing a Leicester", we want your suggestions for new entries into the language of football.

    Dan Philipson: A Hodgson. To answer a yes/no question with a soliloquy.

    Roy Hodgson
  13. CLOSE!

    R. of Ireland 1-0 Switzerland

    Almost an equaliser for the visitors as Swiss sub Shani Tarashaj sees his shot deflected inches wide. 

    The hosts follow that up with another change as James McClean comes on for Shane Long. 


    R. of Ireland 1-0 Switzerland

    THE worst thing about writing a live text commentary on friendly games is keeping up with the substitutions. Managers have an annoying habit of making one, then another about two minutes later.

    Wes Hoolahan comes on to replace Daryl Murphy, while full-back Francois Moubandje replaces Ricardo Rodríguez as both managers opt to take a look at a few more players. A minute later, the Swiss make another change, with Silvan Widmer on for Michael Lang.


    Netherlands 1-2 France

    Class from Davy Klaassen. Well, not really, just wanted to use that sentence, but he has been at the centre of the Netherlands' best football in this half. 

    Once again he warms Steve Mandanda's gloves with an effort from outside the box, but it is a relatively tame shot.

    A change for France as Olivier Giroud is replaced by Andre-Pierre Gignac.

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    R. of Ireland 1-0 Switzerland

    This update gives an indication of the amount of excitement in this game. Certainly not one that is going to be talked about for years to come.

    Still, at least the fans have been able to have a beer or two in the concourse.

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    R. of Ireland 1-0 Switzerland

    The Swiss do indeed make a number of changes as Gelson Fernandes - once of Manchester City - Shani Tarashaj and Pajtim Kasami are on for Valon Behrami, Blerim Dzemaili and Admir Mehmedi respectively.

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    R. of Ireland 1-0 Switzerland

    It is just Shane Duffy's second international appearance for the Republic of Ireland but he has impressed tonight. Both he and Ciaran Clark have looked very assured and Switzerland have been limited to half chances throughout.

    Just under 20 minutes to go and it looks like the visitors are about to make a few changes.

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    Netherlands 1-2 France

    End-to-end now as Dimitri Payet smacks an effort against the upright for France, before Davy Klaassen volleys wide at the other end of the pitch.

    Just seen a replay of the Dutch goal and it looks like they got a huge slice of luck. A different angle to the one I initially saw shows that it was handball by Luuk de Jong. 

    Dimitri Payet
  20. Your footballing language suggestions


    After Martin O'Neill talked of the Republic of Ireland "doing a Leicester", we want your suggestions for new entries into the language of football.

    Luke: To do a Messi - To walk past someone without noticing/acknowledging they are even there.

    Lionel Messi
    Image caption: "See ya later!"