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Australia 0-0 Netherlands



France fans in Berne

France supporters head to Berne hoping their team can improve on a listless recent performance against Romania in their opening game

Holland fans

The French are heavily outnumbered by thousands of Dutch supporters at the Wankdorf Stadium

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry is restored to the France starting line-up having been left out for the Romania game - Nicolas Anelka is dropped

Dirk Kuyt scores

The Netherlands make the perfect start, with Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt heading them into an early lead

Dirk Kuyt (right) celebrates

Kuyt's goal is a big setback for France and puts the Netherlands within sight of the knockout stage of the tournament

Claude Makele is booked

Claude Makelele is booked for a challenge on Rafael van der Vaart as France try to battle their way back into the match

Thierry Henry misses

Edwin van der Sar produces saves to deny Sidney Govou, Florent Malouda and Franck Ribery before Henry misses a good chance

Robin van Persie scores

France are hit by a classic Dutch counter attack when Arjen Robben crosses for fellow substitute Robin van Persie to score

Thierry Henry

France are given hope when Henry pulls a goal back with a close-range finish from Willy Sagnol's cross

Nigel de Jong (r) celebrates with Arjen Robben

But less than a minute later Robben brilliantly thumps home to restore the Netherlands' two-goal advantage

Wesley Sneijder celebrates

And Wesley Sneijder (centre) hits the net with another stunning strike to round off a resounding Dutch victory

France's Thierry Henry

The Dutch go through as group winners, while France face Italy in their final group game with both teams in danger of crashing out




see also
Netherlands 4-1 France
13 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008


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