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Lescott and Nasri trade goals as France and England draw 1-1 in their Euro 2012 opener

France's Samir Nasri, right, celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between France and England in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, June 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 11, 2012 - 1:52 PM

DONETSK, Ukraine - England held on for a 1-1 draw with France on Monday at the European Championship, giving the Group D favourites one point each.

Joleon Lescott put England in the lead with a header in the 30th minute, and Samir Nasri levelled shortly before halftime with a strike into the bottom corner.

Midfielder Yohan Cabaye and striker Karim Benzema almost won the match for France with late efforts, but the draw means France has still not won a match at a major tournament since the 2006 World Cup.

France midfielder Alou Diarra and England midfielder James Milner both came close to scoring in the first half.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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