France vs. England: 6 Things Learned About France in Euro 2012 Group D Opener

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France vs. England: 6 Things Learned About France in Euro 2012 Group D Opener
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Possession and chances alone will tell you that France have a better chance to win Euro 2012 than England do, despite their 1-1 draw in the opening Group D match in Donetsk, Ukraine.

It was Roy Hodgson's Three Lions who got off to the better start however, with Manchester City centre-back Joleon Lescott thumping home a brilliant header on 30 minutes.

But the lead only lasted nine minutes, with Lescott's teammate in the Premier League, Samir Nasri, smashing home an excellent long-range drive from 20 yards.

Both sides before the game would've taken a draw, and having ended that way the group—and both teams' chances—remains very much alive.

Here are six things learned about France in their 1-1 tie with England.

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