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EURO 2024: Why was Xavi Simon’s goal against Netherlands ruled out?

EURO 2024: Why was Xavi Simon’s goal against Netherlands ruled out?

Dumfries additionally stood at an off-side position but obstructed the line of vision of Mike Maignan, who has initially made a save.

In a Group D match of UEFA Euro 2024 at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, the Netherlands’ first goal against France, scored by Xavi Simons, was disallowed by the referee, causing dismay among the Oranje fans. The France vs Netherlands game ended in a cagey draw as both the team failed to book a Round of 16 berth.

In the 69th minute, Simons struck the ball from the edge of the box, finding the net and thrilling the Dutch supporters. However, after a lengthy discussion, the referee and linesman ruled the goal out.

Xavi Simon’s goal in France vs Netherlands ruled out

Initially, the linesman raised the flag for offside, noting Dutch full-back Denzel Dumfries’s position. Referee Anthony Taylor, after consulting with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), disallowed the goal for obstructing the goalkeeper. Dumfries additionally stood at an off-side position and obstructed the line of vision of Mike Maignan, who has initially made a save.

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