France vs. England: Euro 2012 Group D Preview, Team News, Projected Lineups

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France vs. England: Euro 2012 Group D Preview, Team News, Projected Lineups
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The signs aren't looking good for England ahead of their Euro 2012 Group D opener with France, with the Three Lions losing four of their last five games against Les Blues.

And to make matters worse for Roy Hodgson's men, the French will be coming into the game on the back of a 4-0 thrashing of Estonia, with scintillating displays from Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery, extending Laurent Blanc's unbeaten run with France to 21 matches.

On the surface at least, it seems England don't stand much of a chance. But with football being football, the cliché "never say never" has never been more true, especially regarding the idiosyncratic world of international tournament football.

So read on, get clued up on all the facts and figures before the big game and make up your own mind as to who will win the most anticipated opening group game of Euro 2012!

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