France Vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Euro 2012 Qualifying: Full Time, Les Bleues Through With Draw

Well, that was a bit of a let-down. France struggled for the opening 60 minutes of their Euro 2012 qualifying match against Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Stade de France, but the visitors were only able to manage one goal from that period of success. With around 30 minutes left and desperation setting in, France stepped on the gas. Samir Nasri was poor for most of the game, but with one great move he was able to draw a penalty, which he converted in the 78th minute to give his team a 1-1 draw.

Nasri was absolutely fouled by Emir Spahic during the sequence that led to the penalty, but it appeared that the foul occurred outside the box. France was far superior from the 60th minute until the goal and it felt like an equalizer was always inevitable - especially when Asmir Begovic made a number of stunning saves between the 69th and 75th minutes - but Bosnia will not be happy with the penalty decision.

Bosnia's goal came from Edin Dzeko on an absolutely brilliant curling shot, but it didn't help them in the end. They will now head to the playoffs, while France go through to Euro 2012.

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