Dirk Kuyt opened the scoring and Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder added others after the break as Marco van Basten´s in-form team sank the French in the same way they did world champions Italy on Monday.
Les Bleus´ consolation came through Thierry Henry on his return to the team, but even their revered defence could not handle the pace and brio of their opponents´ attacks.
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