Netherlands and France edge closer to last 16 after stalemate

France coach Didier Deschamps with Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman after the match draw on Friday in Leipzig, Germany. (Lee Smith/Reuters)

France's Mike Maignan and Netherlands' Denzel Dumfries look on as Netherlands' Xavi Simons scores their first goal before it was called back after a VAR review on Friday in Leipzig, Germany. The match ended in a draw. (Lisi Niesner/Reuters)

LEIPZIG, Germany — France and the Netherlands played it safe in a 0-0 draw that failed to explode into life in Group D at Euro 2024 on Friday, leaving both sides within sight of a place in the last 16 and eliminating Poland.