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Euro 2012: France v England

Minute-by-minute updates from England's opening game of Euro 2012 against France

  • 39 mins: GOAL FOR FRANCE
    6/11/2012 4:40:07 PM
  • England are slow to close down Samir Nasri and the Manchester City man makes them pay with a low strike which evades the stretching Joe Hart. Roy Hodgson will be disappointed his side have conceded so soon after taking the lead
    6/11/2012 4:41:36 PM
  • 42 mins: This is danger time for England. They need to get into half-time and regroup
    6/11/2012 4:43:17 PM
  • 45 mins: Hart has to be on his toes again to deny Benzema. France cutting through more regularly now
    6/11/2012 4:46:26 PM
    6/11/2012 4:47:43 PM
  • A largely positive opening half for England but they'll be glad to hear the half-whistle as the French were beginning to step things up.
    6/11/2012 4:50:55 PM
  • HT 1-1 #eng bang in this but they dropped too deep after taking the lead. #fra getting better. Half time come at the right time for Hodgson.
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