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Netherlands vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Highlights | Dutch-French play out goalless draw after Simons goal was denied by VAR; Poland eliminated

Netherlands and France played out the first goalless draw of UEFA Euro 2024 as Xavi Simons' goal was controversially denied by VAR. Poland were eliminated after the result of this match.

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Netherlands vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Highlights | Dutch-French play out goalless draw after Simons goal was denied by VAR; Poland eliminated - sportzpoint.com

Xavi Simons' goal was denied by VAR.

Hello and welcome to Sportz Point's another LIVE UEFA Euro 2024 football match coverage. This is Koushik Biswas, who will bring you all the LIVE updates and commentary of the Netherlands vs France match on Saturday at the Leipzig Stadium.

Both France and the Netherlands are coming from a win in this exciting match in Group D. This match will eventually decide who will finish at the top of the Group.ย 

Netherlands are the top of the group after beating Poland by 2-1 while France are in the second position after a 1-0 win over Austria.ย 

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  • Jun 22, 2024 02:46 IST



  • Jun 22, 2024 02:29 IST
    Full time: Netherlands 0-0 France

    The final whistle by the referee and the game ends without any goals scored. This is the first goalless draw of the UEFA Euro 2024. Both teams, especially France had their chances with Griezmann and Rabiot but could not convert them to goals. However, the best moment of the match came through Xavi Simons who had scored in the 69th minute but was denied by VAR. 

    Poland eliminated from the tournament with the goalless result of the match.



  • Jun 22, 2024 02:24 IST



  • Jun 22, 2024 02:20 IST
    90' | 5 minutes added

    Five minutes added as injury time.



  • Jun 22, 2024 02:19 IST
    89' | Rabiot's cross can't find teammate

    Rabiot could have gone a bit inside but he decided to send the cross but Ake had covered Coman. So, another chance wasted. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 02:16 IST
    Could he?



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  • Jun 22, 2024 02:08 IST
    80' | Change for Netherlands

    Depay is replaced by Weghorst. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 02:05 IST
    75' | Changes for France

    Coman and Giroud replace Dembele and Thuram. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 02:04 IST
    73' | Changes for Netherlands

    Schouten, Frimpong and Schouten are replaced by Wijnaldum, Greetruida and Veerman.



  • Jun 22, 2024 02:01 IST
    69' | Simons scores but denied by VAR | NED 1-0 FRA

    Xavi Simons scores. But it is a delayed flag by the assistant ref. VAR checks the goal. And the goal is denied. The scoreline remains the same.



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:57 IST
    68' | Dembele goes off-target

    Dembele takes his chance with his left foot and misses the goal by a whisker. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:56 IST
    65' | Griezmann misses another chance

    Beautiful team football by France. Dembele gave it to Kante and Kante passed it along the ground for Griezmann to go at the goal. But, Griezmann after a bad first touch could not control the shot and fell on the ground. Verbugeen made a good save as well to deny him. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:53 IST
    63' | Nearly for Tchouameni

    Tchouameni misses the targret with the header narrowly. Good cross from Dembele. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:50 IST
    60' | Thuram misses the target

    Thuram tried to go across Dumfries but the defender had him so covered that he missed the target. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:44 IST
    55' | Depay hits the wall

    Depay takes the free-kick and hits the wall. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:43 IST
    54' | Foul by Dembele

    Foul from Dembele and Netherlands have a free-kick from 18 yards from the goal. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:42 IST
    52' | Kante misses the target

    Ngolo Kante would be disappointed with his effort from the edge of the box. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:40 IST
    50' | Both teams looking for that goal

    Both France and Netherlands are looking to build up from their win with France dominating through Rabiot on the left and Dembele on the right. For the Netherlands, it has been Frimpong who looked threatening. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:34 IST
    46' | Second half starts

    No changes from either of the teams. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:33 IST
    Players are coming out of tunnel

    We are about to start the second half.



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:30 IST



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:18 IST
    Half-time | Netherlands 0-0 France

    Despite a few chances for both teams, the half-time scoreline remains goalless. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:15 IST
    43' | Verbruggen makes an easy save

    Griezmann's header from Rabiot is easily grabbed by Verbruggen.



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:13 IST
    42' | Griezmann hits the wall

    Griezmann took the free-kick for France after a foul by Van Dijk. However, the French captain hits the wall. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:11 IST
    Will we see him tonight?



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:09 IST



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:08 IST
    35' | Saliba makes an important block

    Important block from the defender as Frimpong looked for the goal with a powerful shot from outside the box.



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:03 IST
    32' | Yellow card

    Schouten gets the yellow card for holding Griezmann on the run.



  • Jun 22, 2024 01:01 IST
    28' | Thuram misses his target

    Excellent pass from Kounde and Thuram made the run just perfectly not to be offside. However, he tried to go hard with the shot after receiving the ball and missed his target on the near post.



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:57 IST
    24' | Dumfries misses the target

    Dumfries tried to keep a long free-kick from Depay in with the header. But the ball seemed to be too high for him to manage and score.



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:55 IST



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:49 IST
    16' | Gapko is on-target

    Cody Gapko was on target this time with his shot from outside the box. But Maignan was good enough to dive to his left and deflect the ball away for a corner.



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:47 IST
    14' | Huge miss from France

    Huge miss by Rabiot and Grieszmann. Both forwards could have hit the ball and scored the goal. Rabiot decided to pass the ball to Griezmann who fell on the ground and was unable to shoot. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:45 IST
    Kante is seen everywhere

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  • Jun 22, 2024 00:42 IST



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  • Jun 22, 2024 00:37 IST
    4' | Verbugeen makes a save

     Verbugeen makes a save as Griezmann takes his chance with his left-foot from outside the box. 



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:34 IST
    2' | Early chance for Netherlands

    Early chance for the Dutch. Frimpong on the right nearly gave the perfect start to the Netherlands. Maignan makes a good save to his left.



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:33 IST
    1' | Kick-off

    Kick-off at Leipzig Stadium.



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:32 IST
    Players are out

    Minute away from kickoff.



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:28 IST



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  • Jun 22, 2024 00:05 IST
    Netherlands lineup



  • Jun 22, 2024 00:05 IST
    France lineup



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