Italy and Holland through to quarterfinals

Italy beat ten-man France 2-0 in Zurich while the Dutch downed Romania by the same score in two Group C games at Euro 2008 on Tuesday.

This content was published on June 18, 2008 - 08:04

The results sent Italy through to the quarterfinals and sent France home at the first hurdle.

Pirlo put Italy in front at Zurich's Letzigrund Stadium with a penalty in the 25th minute after Abidal was sent off for a foul on Luca Toni. De Rossi made it 2-0 with a deflected free kick in the 62nd.

Italy will next face Group D winner Spain on Sunday in Vienna.

Goals by Huntelaar and van Persie secured Holland's victory in Bern against Romania.

The Dutch won Group C with a maximum nine points and Italy finished second with four. Romania exited with two points and France finished last with just one.

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