France vs. England: 10 Things We Learned from Euro 2012 Group D Opener

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France vs. England: 10 Things We Learned from Euro 2012 Group D Opener
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Following Sunday night’s entertaining 1-1 draw between Spain and Italy, the latest Euro 2012 group stage clash between two European powerhouses France and England ended in the same result.

As expected, pre-match favorites France took the game to England, while a Chelsea-like defence-first approach for Roy Hodgson’s side succeeded in nullifying the considerable French attacking threats.

Encouraging displays for either side should see both France and England build on their opening draw and qualify from Group D into the knockout stages.

Here are 10 things we learned from the entertaining 1-1 draw.

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