The French national football team defeated the Austrian national team with a score of 1-0 in the first stage of the Euro 2024 football competition.

France overcame the potentially difficult hurdle of an in-form Austria without too many scares on Monday as they got their Euro 2024 campaign up and running with a 1-0 victory courtesy of an own goal.

In group D of the Euro competition, the Netherlands, Poland, France and Austria football teams are present. The Dutch national team managed to defeat Poland with a result of 2:1.

Austria, with one defeat in their last 16 matches, stood their ground and went close through Christoph Baumgartner after 37 minutes but a minute later France struck when a brilliant piece of wing play by Kylian Mbappe took him to the byline and his cross was deflected into his own net by the head of Max Wober.

 Kylian Mbappe burst clear shortly after the break but the France captain fired wide and came off in the 90th minute after a clash of heads left him bleeding from the nose.