Saturday, 10 June, 2023

Mbappe and France crush Netherlands

Mbappe and France crush Netherlands

Kylian Mbappe marked his first game as France captain with a brace in a 4-0 demolition of the Netherlands in Euro 2024 qualifying on Friday, while Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick as Belgium began a new era with a 3-0 victory in Sweden, reports AFP. In Paris, France were three goals up before the midway point in the first half of their Group B opener against a Dutch side depleted by a virus. This was the first time the Netherlands had lost by a four-goal margin since going down to defeat by the same scoreline against France in Paris in

August 2017. Gus Poyet's Greece beat Gibraltar 3-0 in Faro, Portugal, on Friday, with Giorgos Masouras,

Manolis Siopis and captain Anastasios Bakasetas all scoring for the 2004 European champions. Robert Lewandowski's Poland got off to a losing start in Group E in their first game under new coach Fernando

Santos, the man who led Portugal to glory at Euro 2016. Ladislav Krejci and Tomas Cvancara scored in the first three minutes for the hosts in Prague and Jan Kuchta later got the third. Damian Szymanski pulled one back for Poland as Lewandowski was kept quiet.