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England, France Tied 1-1 at Halftime in Euro 2012 Soccer Match

June 11, 2012

England and France are tied 1-1 at halftime in their European Championship Group D soccer match today in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Joleon Lescott gave England a 30th-minute lead at the Donbass Arena, heading in from a Steven Gerrard freekick. Samir Nasri leveled after 39 minutes, hitting a low shot past goalkeeper Joe Hart.

France, on a 21-match unbeaten run, is aiming for a record- tying third European title and first since 2000. England has never won the tournament, with its only international title coming at the World Cup in 1966.

Co-host Ukraine plays Sweden in Kiev in today’s other game.

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