Finland end France’s 12-match unbeaten streak
Round-up: Donny van de Beek scored for Netherlands in 1-1 draw with Spain
Antoine Griezmann during his team’s defeat to Finland in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images
France suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat to Finland in Paris on Wednesday night. Two goals in three minutes from Brentford’s Marcus Forss and Onni Valakari clinched victory for the visitors, who are ranked 55th in the world.
Finland recently beat Ireland, home and away, in the Uefa Nations League to leave them in second place in the group. Seven points ahead of Stephen Kenny’s team and one behind Wales.
The result brought France’s 12-match unbeaten streak come to an abrupt end, giving Finland their first win against Les Bleus, having lost all their previous eight encounters going into the game at the Stade de France.
Elsewhere Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek scored as the Netherlands drew 1-1 with Spain.
The midfielder cancelled out Sergio Canales’ opener in their friendly in Amsterdam on Wednesday.
Van de Beek levelled immediately after the break when Owen Wijndal’s cross went across the area and he drilled low past Unai Simon.
In Leipzig, Gian-Luca Waldschmidt’s early strike earned Germany a 1-0 victory in their friendly against the Czech Republic.
Vincenzo Grifo’s double helped Italy to a 4-0 win over Estonia while Poland beat Ukraine 2-0.
Michy Batshuayi’s brace earned Belgium a 2-1 win over Switzerland after Admir Mehmedi’s opener for the visitors.
The Juventus forward is now just seven goals behind Ali Daei’s world record of 109 international goals for Iran.
Denmark beat Sweden 2-0, Austria won 3-0 in Luxembourg and Croatia drew 3-3 in Turkey.