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EURO 2012: France and England draw 1-1

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EURO 2012 France and England. (Getty Images Sport)

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer

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

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

Yohan Cabaye and 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.

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