The 2018 World Cup champions kept their stellar year going on Sunday in the inaugural UEFA Nations League, while seven other matches took place on the day.
France earned a narrow win in its first Nations League match against Holland, with goals from Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud propelling the world champions.
Veteran striker Ryan Babel pulled a goal back for the Netherlands after halftime, but it was Chelsea’s Giroud that scored the winner in the 74th minute.
Sunday’s UEFA Nations League scores
France 2-1 Netherlands
Cyprus 2-1 Slovenia
Ukraine 1-0 Slovakia
Bulgaria 1-0 Norway
Denmark 2-0 Wales
Georgia 1-0 Latvia
Macedonia 2-0 Armenia
Lichtenstein 2-0 Gibraltar