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Emirates News Agency – Defence’s lead in France’s win over Ireland, Debe close to historic title with Netherlands


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ABU DHABI, 28th March, 2020 (WAM) – Goalkeeper Mike Menon grabbed the spotlight as the French attacking line grabbed most of the lights during the French national football team’s first match in the qualifiers for the upcoming European Nations Cup (Euro 2024). Lots of lights and attention during the team’s second match in the same qualifiers.
Dangerous French striker Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in the first match of the qualifiers to lead France to a resounding 4-0 win over their Dutch counterparts, while Menon played a key role in the team’s second win. Helped the team to a 1-0 win in the qualifiers by stopping more than one dangerous ball. Ireland on Monday.
During the first half, the French national team had great difficulty in dealing with the Irish defence, and then the only goal of the match came 5 minutes into the second half with a signature by France defender Benjamin Pavard.
After that, Mainan dealt with more than one serious attack in light of the rise of the Irish national team and its attempts to fix the result with counter-attacks.
Hence, the defense line led by Povard and goalkeeper Mainon received praise from the public and media in light of their huge contribution to the team’s 3 precious points in the playoffs.
Defense and Minoan’s brilliance contributed to a repeat for the French national team, a feat that had not been achieved for nearly 4 decades. Between November 1981 and December 1984, they went 5 consecutive games without a win in the World Cup and European Championship qualifiers for the first time. and 1986 World Cup qualifiers, while the team played without qualification as the host nation’s representative for Euro 1984.
In another match in the same group, the Dutch national team overcame a 4-0 first round defeat against France and beat Gibraltar 3-0 in a game that saw excellent numbers from Dutch striker Memphis Depay (29). ; The player who scored the first goal for the team in the competition became the third player to score 5 or more goals for the Dutch national team against a specific team during the current century.
According to the European Union, Depay increased his tally with the Dutch national team to 5 goals against Gibraltar, while his compatriot Robin van Persie scored 6 goals against the Hungarian national team and fellow Dutch striker Klaus Jan Huntelaar scored 5 goals against San Marino. For Sport (UEFA).
Debe took a new step in his quest for the historic top scorer title for the Dutch national team, taking his tally to 44 points, 6 goals clear of the all-time record holder, Robin van Persie. With 50 goals in Dutch national team history.

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