France Vs. England, Euro 2012: 2nd Half Underway

We're back up and running in Donetsk, where England and France have traded first half goals and are locked in a 1-1 draw. France are obviously the better pure footballing side, but England have defended well and taken advantage of some slackness on their opponents' part, so you'd have to imagine that Roy Hodgson is fairly happy with his side. Laurent Blanc? Perhaps less so.

Anyway, France kick us off, and they immediately look to push down the left, where Glen Johnson lumps the ball out of play. Eventually the ball is worked to Franck Ribery, and the Bayern Munich winger gives England midfielder a painful looking swipe to the face. That wasn't very nice of him.

England are having real issues getting out of their half at the moment, with Alou Diarra mopping up most of their attempts to get forward, and their lack of composure is evidence by an awful backpass from James Milner that Joe Hart barely beats Samir Nasri to. That could easily have been a goal - a real letoff for England.

We have live coverage in our France vs. England, Euro 2012 StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on twitter.

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