Netherlands v France – will Germany be relegated?

Live ReportingBy Tom RostanceAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbcfootballFacebook: BBC SportPosted at 20:4120:41Post updateWales 0-1 DenmarkAs if the Republic of Ireland didn’t have enough reasons to dislike Denmark – this scoreline would relegate Martin O’Neill’s side.Follow that game here.Posted at 20:3720:37The 42-year-old keeperCyprus 1-0 BulgariaReutersCopyright: ReutersGoalkeeper Georgi Petkov has become the oldest player to represent Bulgaria after starting their Nations League match against Cyprus.
Petkov, aged 42 years, eight months and two days, also became the oldest European keeper to play in an international match.Petkov last played for Bulgaria in a friendly against Switzerland in 2009.I think Boris Mikhailov must be injured…Posted at 20:3320:33What does that mean?Netherlands 1-0 FranceAs it stands then, Germany are facing relegation to League B after picking up only one point from three games.They will be relegated without playing if the Netherlands win this. If France win, then Germany need to beat the Dutch on Tuesday to survive.France only need a draw tonight to win the group and reach the finals. But if the Netherlands win both their games, they will top that group.All to play for.Posted at 20:3220:32HALF-TIMENetherlands 1-0 FranceGreat noise in Rotterdam! The Dutch lead the World Cup winners at the break. Posted at 20:3120:31GOAL – Wales 0-1 DenmarkNicolai Jorgensen44 minsGOAL – Netherlands 1-0 FranceGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool past and present combine to give the Dutch a deserved lead! Steven Nzonzi misplaces a header in the France defence, flicking it into the danger zone. Ryan Babel lashes in a shot which Hugo Lloris does really well to kick clear, but it can only run into the path of Gini Wijnaldum, and he strokes into the top of the net from about 12 yards.ReutersCopyright: Reuters43 minsPost updateNetherlands 0-0 FranceIt’s looking like being goalless at the break. A draw is enough for France to reach the finals, and it also means that Germany are not relegated. Yet. 40 minsPost updateNetherlands 0-0 FrancePositive stuff again from the Netherlands, Denzel Dumfries puts in a fine cross and they have four men in the box, but Gini Wijnaldum can only stretch and head over.Get your Dutch right-back name by taking your favourite Hollywood actor’s first name and adding a Scottish market town as a surname. Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 20:2320:23Elsewhere in Europe…Disaster for Gibraltar as Chicago Fire striker Yura Movsisyan equalises for Armenia in their game.If they draw today, a Macedonia win over Liechtenstein would end Gibraltar’s Euro 2020 dream. That’s currently goalless.Group C3 title rivals Bulgaria and Norway are both losing 1-0 – to Cyprus and Slovenia respectively.37 minsPost updateNetherlands 0-0 FranceMemphis Depay goes down in a heap 25 yards from goal but ref Anthony Taylor is having none of it. Depay stays down clutching at his boot – yes that was a foul. Would have been in a good position for the Dutch 10 as well.35 minsPost updateNetherlands 0-0 FranceImpressive from the world champions. They were under the cosh for the first 15-20 minutes but are now taking control of this game. Kylian Mbappe gets away from two defenders with a brilliant turn of pace but when the ball comes out to Blaise Matuidi on the left his cross is blocked.Lucas Digne does better, a fine ball to t back post and Daley Blind does the right thing and hooks it away for a corner.32 minsPost updateNetherlands 0-0 FranceFrance now looking to build some pressure, the Dutch defence looks stretched but Ngolo Kante can’t find Blaise Matuidi with a flick down the left. 29 minsCLOSE!Netherlands 0-0 FranceStrike! Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick is headed clear by the Dutch but runs into the path of Benjamin Pavard. He lines it up and has no hesitation in hitting it first time, from a good 25 yards.Catches it brilliantly, it’s swinging away off the outside of his boot…just over!Almost as good as this:Video contentVideo caption: Pavard’s long-range strike brings France levelPavard’s long-range strike brings France level26 minsPost updateNetherlands 0-0 FranceSweet Caroline time from the brass band, as the away support pipe up in good Allez les Bleus voice. I’ve never been to Rotterdam but it looks lively. We just need a goal now. 23 minsPost updateNetherlands 0-0 FranceMidway through the first half then. Ronald Koeman will be very pleased with how his side have started, but apart from that chance in the first minute they haven’t really looked like hurting France.Posted at 20:0620:06Post updateGibraltar in a major finals? Yes please. Posted at 20:0520:05Gibraltar boost play-off hopesGibraltar are going for their third victory in a row – and it’s looking good as teenager Tjay de Barr bags his first international goal.They lead Armenia 1-0.That could set up a winner-takes-all clash with Macedonia on Monday – with the victor qualifying for the Euro 2020 play-offs.20 minsPost updateNetherlands 0-0 FranceA brass band strikes up a bit of Go West in the stands as the tempo on the pitch just begins to die down. France are very solid and compact in their line-up. Hard to find a way through. Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images18 minsYELLOW CARDNetherlands 0-0 FranceGini Wijnaldum is in the book, he looks bemused but that’s a painful one on Fortnite-loving Antoine Griezmann, the Liverpool man trod on the striker’s shins.As it stands, France would win the group. 15 minsPost updateNetherlands 0-0 FranceIt’s been a fine start from the hosts. Ryan Babel does brilliantly to keep the ball and find Memphis Depay, but his cross is just over the head of right-back Denzel Dumfries at the back stick.France break – the gameplan is set – and Memphis Depay clips a side-footed shot over from 20 yards.
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