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Donbass Arena (ATT 42,000) 11th June 2012 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: N Rizzoli

France France vs England England

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S Nasri (39)


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J Lescott (30)

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  3. The final whistle goes and England have drawn 1-1 with France in Donetsk to give both teams a satisfactory start in Group D.

  4. 90+3

    There was late drama when these two teams met at the European Championship eight years ago but not here, as Benzema's last-gasp shot from distance is repelled by Hart.

  5. 90+2

    France are firmly in control of possession as the clock ticks down, with both teams perhaps ready to accept a point.

  6. 90

    The impressive Welbeck makes way for Defoe for the closing stages, as England look to atch a late winner.

  7. 88

    Milner delivers a menacing low cross towards Welbeck following a fast break but Mexes stays alert to slide in with an excellent clearance.

  8. 87

    Newcastle supporters will be well aware of Ben Arfa's prodigious skill but he just dwells on the ball too long here and surrenders possession easily.

  9. 86

    Benzema goes for goal from the corner of the area but his shot is deflected away to safety.

  10. 84

    Blanc responds with a double change as Ben Arfa and Martin are brought on for Malouda and Cabaye.

  11. 83

    Debuchy wriggles away from Cole for the first time but his cut-back just fails to pick out a team-mate and England survive.

  12. 81

    Young has been a real threat for England and he delivers a low cross from the left that could have paid dividends had Lloris not done well to make a crucial interception.

  13. 80

    Welbeck comes to England's rescue with a crucial block from Cabaye's ferocious shot that takes the ball away for a corner.

  14. 78

    Hodgson makes his first change and it is a double substitution, with Parker and Oxlade-Chamberlain making way for Defoe and Henderson.

  15. 77

    England appear increasingly frustrated by the decisions of the referee as they feel he has given them very little today, with Milner the latest to go down after a challenge before eventually getting back to his feet.

  16. 76

    Welbeck shows good pace to trouble Rami down the England left, before France launch a swift counter-attack that culminates in Benzema forcing Hart into a good save from a tight angle.

  17. 75

    France's patient approach gives way to a sudden burst of pace that nearly catches England napping, but the defence stays alert.

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