"Azzurrini" did not allow the French to take revenge for the defeat in the final of the World Cup in Germany two years ago.
Dutch national team and Italy through to the quarterfinals of the European Football Championship (Euro 2008) of the qualifying group "C", where on Wednesday night passed matches of the third round.
The Netherlands ahead of secured access to the playoffs and played with Romania, which in the case of victory and reaching the quarterfinals. In addition to these commands on the second place in group "C" claim to world champions Italians and vice-world champion French.
"Azzurrini" did not allow the French to take revenge for the defeat in the final of the World Cup in Germany two years ago. The match at the stadium "Letzigrund" in Zurich ended with the score 2: 0. The first goal was scored by Andrea Pirlo from the penalty spot in the 25th minute. At the same time the French defender Eric Abidal was sent off. The second goal was scored in the 62nd minute, Daniele De Rossi.
Meanwhile, the Dutch at the stadium "Stade de Suisse" in Bern team defeated Romania with a score of 2: 0. Goals scored Jan Huntelaar (55th minute) and Robin van Persie (88th minute).
Thus defining three of the four quarterfinal pairs. Croatia will meet with Turkey, Germany and Portugal, Spain and Italy. Dutch team will meet the team ranked second in the group «D». In case of a victory over the Swedes on June 18 of this team will be the Russian national team.