Euro 2012: 5 Things England Have to Do to Beat France

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Euro 2012: 5 Things England Have to Do to Beat France
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Roy Hodgson has only had two matches in charge as England manager, and that is all the match practice he will get with his team before they face France in their opening group fixture of Euro 2012 on Monday.

The Group D clash is one of the mouth-watering ties of the round, pitching together as it does two neighbours with great history and tradition who have fallen on hard times in recent years.

Whilst Hodgson has only had two matches on the job with which to prepare his players, his opposite number has been working on Les Bleus’ recovery for almost two years.

Here are five things that England must do to prevail in this huge match and set themselves off on the road to the knockout phase. 

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