Italy humiliated, France held to draw

World Cup holders Italy have lost their opening match at the Euro 2008 in Switzerland against the Netherlands 3-0.

This content was published on June 10, 2008 minutes

France were held to a 0-0 draw by Romania on Monday.

Van Nistelrooy and Sneijder scored for the Dutch in the first half, before van Bronckhorst sealed victory in the 80th minute in Bern's 31,500 capacity stadium.

It marks Italy's biggest defeat ever at a European championship.

In the other match of Group C Romania held France to a goalless draw in Zurich.

Despite France making 11 attempts at goal to Romania's seven, the favourites were unable to deliver.

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