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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.

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Match ends, Netherlands 2, France 0.

Second Half ends, Netherlands 2, France 0.

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

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

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

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

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

Foul by Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands).

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

Substitution, Netherlands. Nathan Aké replaces Ryan Babel.

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

Foul by N’Golo Kanté (France).

Substitution, Netherlands. Tonny Vilhena replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

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

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

Foul by Ousmane Dembélé (France).

Foul by Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands).

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

Substitution, Netherlands. Quincy Promes replaces Steven Bergwijn.

Attempt missed. Ryan Babel (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Substitution, France. Tanguy NDombele replaces Steven Nzonzi.

Attempt blocked. Steven Bergwijn (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Attempt missed. Ousmane Dembélé (France) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, France. Conceded by Daley Blind.

Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Bergwijn.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Bergwijn.

Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, Netherlands. Matthijs de Ligt tries a through ball, but Georginio Wijnaldum is caught offside.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Benjamin Pavard (France) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Memphis Depay (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Benjamin Pavard (France).

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

Steven Nzonzi (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Nzonzi (France).

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Presnel Kimpembe.

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

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