It was extremely difficult for Laurent Blanc's side to find a way through a resilient England but on reflection a draw was probably a fair result.
Trying to play attractive, free flowing football against a side who put ten men behind the ball was always going to be extremely difficult.
However, there were plenty more positives for Les Bleus to take away from the game when compared to their negative opposition.
It was certainly a marked improvement following their disastrous World Cup campaign yet there is still plenty more room for improvement.
Here are the biggest heroes and zeroes from the opening Group D game.