Score and latest updates France vs Netherlands

Euro 2022 quarter-final live score France vs Netherlands – REUTERS

8:34 p.m.

32 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

Interesting stat – France scored all eight of their goals in this tournament in the first half. Do they need to make that time of pressure count?

8:31 p.m.

29 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

When the Dutch have the ball, they don’t really have a width or an exit and the French get the ball back with ease. The pressure is relentless from France and you think it’s only a matter of time before they get the goal their play has deserved so far.

8:29 p.m.

Renard for France looks dangerous from set pieces

Renard for France seems dangerous on set pieces - AFP

Renard for France seems dangerous on set pieces – AFP

8:28 p.m.

26 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

France is getting closer!

The ball arrives at Cascarino outside the box, she hits a nice low shot that will launch a crowd of players before hitting the post.

8:27 p.m.

23 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

Great period of play for the French – if it continues like this, the Dutch will do well to enter at break still. As I tap Les Bleus have another good chance – the Dutch (again) fail to clear the ball and it falls into the feet of Toletti who shoots wide rather than into the back of the net, which if you’re tough , was the easiest option.

8:23 p.m.

20 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

The French look better with every attack – they find players in space in the final third and ask the Dutch questions. This time it’s Cascarino who is in hectares of margin, the Netherlands allow her to cut inside the left before she unleashes a nice shot that Van Domselaar saves (again) well.

8:20 p.m.

17 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

The Dutch look shaky at the back, the missed clearances combined with the French’s quick attack create some nervous moments if you’re a Dutch fan. Still no real, clean chances on either side, though..

8:18 p.m.

16 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

Van Domselaar is forced to save again this time from her own player – the ball comes in from the right and Janssen misses her clearance, forcing her goalkeeper to show good reactions between the posts.

8:16 p.m.

15 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

The Dutch engage players forward and when they lose the ball the rhythm of the French turns out to be worrying (if you are in orange…). They lose possession in the French half and Diani attacks at pace, before firing a low shot which Van Domselaar saves low.

8:14 p.m.

14 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

France’s first corner sees Renard get up at the far post and earn a header BUT she can’t direct him towards goal. Both managers will be happy with how their teams have started.

8:13 p.m.

13 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

The Dutch weathered the first French storm and seemed the calmer side for the last seven minutes or so.

8:10 p.m.

10 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

Miedema is tightly marked every time she sniffs the ball, the French ousting her well so far.

The Dutch win the first corner of the match and it is to be forgotten because France clears with ease.

8:08 p.m.

8 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

As expected, the start of the game was open – I don’t want to tempt fate, but I think there are a few goals in this game… let’s take a look at it if I just go after it…

8:06 p.m.

6 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

The Netherlands see the ball for the first time – they pass the ball well without giving the impression that the killer pass is on the way. That is until the ball comes in from the left and Karchaoui heads for his own goal forcing Peyraud-Magnin into a save.

8:03 p.m.

4 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

High-intensity start from the French – they push high on the pitch and they look like they want to do business.

8:02 p.m.

2 mins: France 0-0 Netherlands

First chance for the French – the Dutch gave the ball to the midfielder. This sets up the dangerous Diani who attacks at pace before playing a through ball to Geyoro whose shot is tame. But a good confident start from the Blues.

8:00 p.m.

1 min: France 0-0 Netherlands

Such a hard match to predict this one, but the time for staring into your crystal ball is over – the game has begun.

Both sides, thankfully, wearing their traditional colours, the French in blue and the Dutch in orange, what else?!

7:56 p.m.

Two good national anthems here

Always a fan of the Marseillaise… so France with the advantage of the beginning in the singing stakes…

7:54 p.m.

Both teams are on the field

Kick-off is in a few moments.

7:48 p.m.

Former England international Fara Williams on the BBC says…

“It’s a team from the Netherlands who probably don’t play at the level we expect as European champions. But this team from France entered the tournament in an unknown way, nobody talked about it until ‘to the group stages. They’ve been phenomenal and a really exciting young team.”

7:43 p.m.

France always looks like world beaters…

…until they are knocked out in the last eight. They seem to have a mental block when it comes to trying to go further in a tournament. Can they end their last eight hoodoos today?

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7:36 p.m.

Is Rotherham orange or blue?

You decide…

Dutch fans - GETTY IMAGES

Dutch supporters – GETTY IMAGES

Dutch supporters in Rotherham - AP

Dutch supporters in Rotherham – AP

French supporters in Rotherham - AP

French supporters in Rotherham – AP

7:32 p.m.

Waiting for the winners is…


They beat Austria 2-0 in the quarter-finals on Thursday. France and the Netherlands are third and fourth respectively in the world rankings, while the impressive Germans are fifth. No easy games from now on – as if it wasn’t already obvious…

Germany victory - AP

Germany victory – AP

7:17 p.m.

It’s the France XI

Corinne Deacon made five changes to the side which drew 1-1 against Iceland in their last group match. Eve Perisset, Griedge Mbock Bathy, Sakina Karchaoui, Grace Geyoro and Delphine Cascarino all return to the starting XI.

FRANCE XI AGAINST THE NETHERLANDS: Peyraud-Magnin, Perisset, Mbock, Renard, Karchaoui, Toletti, Bilbault, Geyoro, Diani, Malard, Cascarino.

7:14 p.m.

Here comes the Netherlands XI

And that’s good news if you’re wearing Orange tonight, Vivianne Miedema will start to recover from her Covid episode. Two others arrive on the side, Kerstin Casparij and Victoria Pelova being both holders.

THE NETHERLANDS XI TO FACE FRANCE: Van Domselaar, Wilms, Van der Gragt, Janssen, Casparij, Spitse, Van de Donk, Groenen, Beerensteyn, Pelova, Miedema


Tale of two attackers

The reigning champions against the world No. 3; two teams that can score for free and be exciting to watch; two well-matched teams, both still with, you guessed it, that landmark performance up their sleeves, it’s a quarter-final that promises to be as entertaining as it is tense.

You rarely make it to the knockout stages of a tournament without injuries hampering team selection and this clash is no different. Indeed, the fortunes – both good and bad – of having assaulted the Netherlands and France could go a long way in determining the outcome of this round of 16.

While the Dutch are convinced that their talismanic striker Vivianne Miedema will have recovered from the Covid to take part in the match, the French women know that they will be without Marie-Antoinette Katoto – their free goal striker having ruptured her cruciate ligament during the match. 2- 1 victory against Belgium in the group stage. It’s a cruel blow for a team that will need all the luck that comes their way tonight.

On the likelihood of Miedema playing tonight, Britain’s Netherlands manager Mark Parsons had this to say on Friday.

“I said the other day that we had to go through three training sessions,” he said. “We’ve been through two, things are going well. We have one more today. I’m spreading as much positive energy and optimism as I can but we have to see.

“We’ll make the decision before we last meet, but it’s also about making sure every step is ticked off because with Covid with the players it’s never the same.

Vivianna Miedema could be back for the Netherlands tonight - GETTY IMAGES

Vivianna Miedema could be back for the Netherlands tonight – GETTY IMAGES

“There’s a chance she’s available because things are going well, but we have to tick those last boxes. The only thing I’m interested in is ‘is she available to play? “Of course there is a conversation about minutes, but that’s the first step. And from there we have to make tactical choices.”

The two sides last met in a friendly in February, with the Blues winning 3-1. But any chance of that result affecting tonight’s game has been negated by Parsons.

“We have taken steps forward on the pitch, but we want to take more steps on the pitch,” he said. ‚ÄúThis team rises to the occasion more than any team I have ever worked with.

“I feel less stressed and less worried when it’s a big chance and a big opponent. My confidence in players giving everything they have is very high. It’s a game that I think world football looking forward to these two great teams.”

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