World Cup Qualification UEFA • Group A
  • 2nd Half
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Mbappé
    90'
  • GriezmannFekir
    89'
  • Lemar
    88'
  • Kurzawa
    85'
  • Lacazette
    85'
  • ComanLacazette
    80'
  • GiroudMbappé
    75'
  • Lemar
    73'
  • Janssenvan Persie
    64'
  • Strootman
    61'
  • Strootman
    56'
  • 1/2 Time
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • SneijderVilhena
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Griezmann
    17'
  • Griezmann
    14'
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World Cup Qualification UEFA - 1 September 2017

World Cup Qualification UEFA – Follow the Football match between France and Netherlands live with Eurosport. The match starts at 02:45 on 1 September 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.


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90+3' 

FT: France 4-0 Holland. Goals from Griezmann, Lemar (2) and Mbappe send Les Bleus top of Group A. Holland are now in real danger of missing the World Cup.

90+2' 

France have been a cut above for most of this game and have finally made it count on the scoresheet. Holland are in big trouble.

  • Kylian Mbappé
    GoalKylian MbappéFranceGOAL! Mbappe caps a big day following his move to PSG with a sweeping finish after his initial run had led the Dutch a merry dance.
    TodayGoals1On target2
90+1' 

GOAL! Mbappe caps a big day following his move to PSG with a sweeping finish after his initial run had led the Dutch a merry dance.

90' 

OFF THE BAR! Robben takes pass from RVP wide but still manages to unleash a thumping shot towards goal that crashes off the woodwork.

89' 

FRANCE CHANGE: Fekir on for Griezmann.

  • Thomas Lemar
    GoalThomas LemarFranceGOAL! Lemar taps in his second of the contest after Griezmann had a led and three-man charge towards Cillessen before putting it on a plate for his teammate.
    TodayGoals2On target2Blocked Shots1Free Kicks1
88' 

GOAL! Lemar taps in his second of the contest after Griezmann had a led and three-man charge towards Cillessen before putting it on a plate for his teammate.

  • Layvin Kurzawa
    Yellow cardLayvin KurzawaFranceAnother booking for France, this time it's Kurzawa. Needless cautions when they are 2-0 up against 10 men.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against1
86' 

Another booking for France, this time it's Kurzawa. Needless cautions when they are 2-0 up against 10 men.

  • Alexandre Lacazette
    Yellow cardAlexandre LacazetteFranceLacazette booked.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2
85' 

Lacazette booked.

84' 

AS IT STANDS: France 16, Sweden 14, Bulgaria 10, Holland 10.

  • Alexandre Lacazette
    OffKingsley ComanFranceFRANCE CHANGE: Lacazette on for Coman.
    TodayOn target1Fouls against1Wide1
  • Alexandre Lacazette
    OnAlexandre LacazetteFrance
82' 

FRANCE CHANGE: Lacazette on for Coman.

81' 

Wonderful pace and power from Mbappe as he moves beyond two before testing Cillessen with a 25-yard drive.

80' 

Fosu-Mensah bursts into the box on the right, but can't cap his debut with a goal as his wayward strike arrows well wide of the near post.

79' 

This photo sums it up for the Dutch.

78' 

Chaos in the Dutch box. France work it back into the middle but it won't come down enough for Kurzawa who rifles over. It should have been the third.

  • Kylian Mbappé
    OffOlivier GiroudFranceFRANCE CHANGE: Mbappe on for Giroud.
    TodayAssists1Blocked Shots1Fouls2Fouls against3
  • Kylian Mbappé
    OnKylian MbappéFrance
76' 

FRANCE CHANGE: Mbappe on for Giroud.

75' 

Lemar possibly showing Liverpool and Arsenal what they are missing after days of speculation linking him with a move to the PL.

  • Thomas Lemar
    GoalThomas LemarFranceGOAL! Lemar surely seals victory with a sublime first-time 25-yard volley into the far corner.
    TodayGoals1On target1Blocked Shots1Free Kicks1
73' 

GOAL! Lemar surely seals victory with a sublime first-time 25-yard volley into the far corner.

72' 

Pogba dances into the penalty area on the left. He beats the final defender near to the byline but can't fire his shot beyond the frame of Cillessen.

70' 

Holland with a big chance. A left-wing cross finds Robben in acres of space in the area, but he opts to nod back across goal instead of planting it into the gap at the near post.

69' 

France should bring Mbappe on to run at this tired Dutch defence and try to cap the confirmation of his move to PSG in style.

67' 

Elsewhere, it's still 2-2 between Bulgaria and Sweden.

66' 

Can France finally convert their dominance into goals now the Dutch are down to 10 men?

  • Robin van Persie
    OffVincent JanssenNetherlandsHOLLAND CHANGE: Janssen replaced by van Persie.
    TodayFouls3Fouls against1Offsides3
  • Robin van Persie
    OnRobin van PersieNetherlands
65' 

HOLLAND CHANGE: Janssen replaced by van Persie.

64' 

Griezmann takes the resulting free kick but sees his 30-yarder easily held by Cillessen.

63' 

Strootman fuming. He felt Griezmann made a meal of that.

  • Kevin Strootman
    Red cardKevin StrootmanNetherlandsRED CARD! Strootman shown a second yellow for catching Griezmann.
    TodayYellow Cards2Fouls3Red Cards1
62' 

RED CARD! Strootman shown a second yellow for catching Griezmann.

61' 

WHAT A BLOCK! Coman surges down the right and cuts it across for Kante who sees his goalbound effort from inside the six-yard box somehow blocked by the defender.

59' 

Almost an hour played and Holland are still in it. France not doing enough when they get into good situations in the attacking third.

  • Kevin Strootman
    Yellow cardKevin StrootmanNetherlandsStrootman booked.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2
57' 

Strootman booked.

56' 

Koscielny hobbles to the touchline but should be OK to continue.

55' 

Replays showing the Arsenal man was caught by a wild hack from Robben. It was in the area and could easily have resulted in a spot kick if the referee had seen it.

54' 

Koscielny down in the Holland area. He looks in a fair bit of pain.

53' 

Elsewhere, it's 2-2 between Bulgaria and Sweden after the visitors levelled just before the interval.

51' 

Janssen with a first sight of goal as he makes a run into the left of the area. The Spurs striker fizzes wide, but it wouldn't have counted as the flag was up for offside.

50' 

The visiting support are getting behind their team.

49' 

France looking to keep possession and stop Holland from raising themselves. The visitors look keen to make mre of an impact now.

  • Tonny Vilhena
    OffWesley SneijderNetherlandsHOLLAND HT CHANGE: Tonny Vilhena on for the Dutch.
    TodayFouls against1Corners1
  • Tonny Vilhena
    OnTonny VilhenaNetherlands
47' 

HOLLAND HT CHANGE: Tonny Vilhena on for the Dutch.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Holland restart the contest needing a much-improved display to get something here.

45' 

HT: France 1-0 Holland. Griezmann's strike puts France on course for the top of Group A. Holland's World Cup hopes are in trouble.

44' 

Dick Advocaat won't be too pleased with his side's display, but he'll take a 1-0 deficit at the interval given France's dominance.

43' 

UPDATE: Bulgaria have regained the lead against Sweden.

41' 

Pogba shoots from 30 yards... Fr too easy for Cillessen.

40' 

Holland are struggling here. A far cry from the sides of yesteryear and in real danger of missing out on another major tournament.

39' 

Coman with some bewitching footwork on the right, but then miscues a cross towards Griezmann that almost catches Cillessen out.

37' 

AS IT STANDS: France 16pts, Sweden 14, Bulgaria 10, Holland 10.

36' 

UPDATE: Bulgaria 1-1 Sweden.

35' 

France in total control without really hurting that Dutch defence.

33' 

The ball breaks to Kurzawa 25 yards out, but his cross-shot hits Griezmann and Holland are able to clear. Nice work by Coman on the right in the build up to that opening.

32' 
31' 

France pour forward again. This time Coman has an effort but it doesn't trouble Cillessen.

30' 

PHOTOS: Match action.

29' 

France overdoing it in and around the area. Pogba takes several touches instead of shooting. He eventually rolls it back to Kurzawa who lashes over from 20 yards.

26' 

As it stands at the top of Group A: France 16, Sweden 13, Bulgaria 12, Holland 10.

25' 

France popping it around with real ease. There are occasional flits of flair to keep the crowd interested. Holland's best hope seems to be set pieces... So much for the traditions of total football...

24' 

Elsewhere in this group, Bulgaria lead 1-0 at home to Sweden.

22' 
21' 

Sneijder floats the left-wing corner into the middle of the six-yard box and straight into the arms of the unchallenged Lloris.

20' 

Lloris scampers to the far right of his box to try and prevent a corner. He fails and Holland have a chance to sort out a better delivery this time...

18' 

Robben swings a right-wing free kick into the danger area, but it's easily nodded clear by Giroud.

  • Antoine Griezmann
    Yellow cardAntoine GriezmannFranceGriezmann halts the Dutch counter and picks up the game's first yellow card.
    TodayGoals1On target1Yellow Cards1Fouls1
17' 

Griezmann halts the Dutch counter and picks up the game's first yellow card.

16' 

Lemar's corner is returned to him by Umtiti, but no-one reads Giroud's dummy on his second cutback and Hollad clear.

15' 

France well on top. Lemar given time to take a touch before seeing his low effort deflect for a corner.

  • Antoine Griezmann
    GoalAntoine GriezmannFranceGOAL! France lead. Griezmann plays a one-two with Giroud and bursts free in the area before easily slotting it beyond the keeper.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against1
14' 

GOAL! France lead. Griezmann plays a one-two with Giroud and bursts free in the area before easily slotting it beyond the keeper.

12' 

It'll be interesting to see how Timothy Fosu-Mensah copes tonight. The Palace defender (on loan from Man United) is making his debut for Oranje.

Fosu-Mensah completes Palace loan switch
11' 

Koscielny gets free from the resulting corner but can only plant a tame header at Cillessen.

10' 

A slick France attack ends with Lemar's deflected ball from the left just evading Giroud, thanks largely to some desperate defending by Hoedt.

9' 

France beginning to set up camp in the visitors' half.

7' 

Cillessen looks uncomfortable trying to deal with the left-wing corner, but the Dutch do enough to move it to safety.

6' 

First moment of danger for Holland as Kurzawa's bouncing delivery from the left is hacked away at the near post, with Giroud lurking just behind.

5' 

Some big stars in action tonight.

4' 
3' 

DID YOU KNOW? France last competitive home game against Holland was way back in 1981. Les Bleus won 2-0.

2' 

Tonight's official is Gianluca Rocchi from Italy.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! France get us underway.

19.40 

Samuel Umtiti keeping it nice and simple. He said: "We have to be better than them, we have to win. We all have the same goal in mind."

Samuel Umtiti impressed for France during their Euro 2016 campaign
19.35 

PREVIOUSLY: France beat Holland 1-0 when the sides met in Amsterdam last October. Paul Pogba got the only goal of the game.

Paul Pogba scored the only goal as France beat Holland in Amsterdam
19.30 

Arjen Robben: "I'm always very positive. We can well say that it will be difficult because France have a better team, but if you think like that, then you might as well stay at home. It is a bit like the situation at the World Cup in 2014. If you believe in something and have the requisite ambition, you can go far."

Arjen Robben hofft mit Oranje auf Sieg gegen Les Bleus
19.25 

Robin van Persie is on the bench for Holland tonight. If he comes on the former Man United forward will make his first appearance for his country for nearly two years.

19.15 

AS IT STANDS AT THE TOP OF GROUP A AFTER 6 GAMES: Sweden 13pts, France 13pts, Holland 10pts, Bulgaria 9pts.

19.05

CONFIRMED TEAMS - FRANCE: Lloris, Kurzawa, Umtiti, Koscielny, Sidibé, Kante, Pogba, Coman, Lemar, Griezmann, Giroud. /// HOLLAND: Cillessen, Fosu-Mensah, de Vrij, Hoedt, Blind, Strootman, Wijnaldum, Promes, Robben, Sneijder, Janssen.

Arsenal look like missing out on Monaco's France international Thomas Lemar
19.00 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the World Cup qualifier between France and Holland at the Stade de France. Les Bleus currently sit second in Group A, level on points with leaders Sweden. The Dutch are three points further back in third and know a defeat could have major repercussions for their hopes of reaching the finals in Russia next year. Kick off 19.45 BST.

Security at the Stade de France has come under scrutiny