A match with little invention, played at a very slow pace.
Laurent Blanc chose his expected side in a 4-3-3, with Florent Malouda shuttling forward from the midfield.
Roy Hodgson’s side contained one surprise name – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who started on the left. James Milner started on the other flank, and Danny Welbeck got the nod over Andy Carroll upfront.
As expected, France dominated possession (65%) and had 21 shots compared to England’s 5, but many were from long-range, as Blanc’s side struggled to create clear-cut chances. Read more »