UEFA Euro 2024 round-up: Mbappe’s France denied top spot in Group D by Austria after Poland stalemate | Football News

In a thrilling turn of events during the UEFA Euro 2024 group stage matches, France was denied the top spot in Group D by Austria after a 1-1 draw with Poland. Despite Kylian Mbappe scoring his first European Championship goal, France was unable to secure a win against Poland, ultimately finishing second in their group.

Austria, who had previously lost to France, managed to secure a stunning 3-2 victory over the Netherlands, securing the top spot in Group D and advancing to the last-16 round. This surprising turn of events relegated the Netherlands to third place in the group, despite already being qualified.

Les Bleus dominated against Poland, with Mbappe scoring a penalty in the 56th minute after a foul on Ousmane Dembele. However, Poland managed to equalize with a penalty of their own, with Robert Lewandowski converting after a retake due to an infringement by the French goalkeeper.

In another exciting match, the Netherlands faced off against Austria, with the latter ultimately emerging victorious. Donyell Malen inadvertently scored an own goal for the Netherlands, but they quickly equalized before Austria reclaimed the lead. The match ended with Austria coming out on top, securing their place in the last-16 round.

Looking ahead, France will face the runners-up from Group E in the last 16, while Austria will be up against either Turkey, the Czech Republic, or Georgia. The Netherlands, on the other hand, will face the winners of Groups B, C, or E in their next match.

In other Euro 2024 news, England will be looking to secure the top spot in Group C as they face Slovenia. Croatia, who are currently on the brink of elimination, will need England to win by a large margin in order to advance to the next round. Denmark and Serbia will also be battling it out for a spot in the knockout phase.

As the tournament progresses, fans can expect more excitement and surprises as the top teams vie for a spot in the quarter-finals. Stay tuned for more updates and thrilling matches in this year’s UEFA Euro 2024 competition.

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