Ten-man France down England in lively friendly

Theresa May to watch on as England and France plan to stand united in Paris

Theresa May to watch on as England and France plan to stand united in Paris

England don't have another game until September and they looked short of ideas in the second half, despite having the extra man for the last 45 minutes.

And he confessed: "I am afraid there's no magic wand". "I don't think that does any harm".

"I don't think it does any harm".

"I am bitterly disappointed to be 2-2, with them down to 10, and not at least take a draw", Southgate said. That goalkeeping situation, we need to give players an opportunity, game time.

France played England just four days after the attacks in Paris in November 2015, where 130 people died.

"We've got some young players coming through that have got really good potential and can be exciting, but there is no shortcut".

"Those teams are the very best".

"We've had two matches away and one at home, and for long periods we've equipped ourselves well". We saw lots of quality, even with the team not the same in a friendly against an England team playing a different system to usual.

There was a brisk response from France, Giroud producing one of his more elegant volleyed finishes into the top corner only to be denied by an offside flag.

Gareth Southgate conceded England were unable to handle France's pace and power after the 10-man hosts overwhelmed his side to claim a 3-2 friendly win at the Stade de France. We have had some joy doing that but our game, in all areas, without the ball has to improve.

Southgate is confident of getting his inexperienced side to gel in time for next year's World Cup, with England hopeful of qualification. France were rattled briefly but soon took advantage of their opponents' lack of ruthlessness, which will need to be rectified by Southgate if they are to have any hope of success in Russian Federation next year.

"Well, then it's a big challenge then, isn't it?" "There is a rivalry on the field, but the players all know each other too so it goes beyond that", said Deschamps.

"I've got to keep that at the forefront of my mind".

"We should have got a result", the England manager said.

The goal sparked France into action, and they soon dragged themselves level courtesy of some rather static defending from Gareth Southgate's men.

England manager Gareth Southgate, appointed following the abrupt end to previous incumbent Sam Allardyce's 67-day reign, has done reasonably well, with England now topping their group table for the World Cup qualifiers. We just weren't good enough, " Kane said on ITV. We have got to find a way to win that. We weren't going into the tournament scared or anything.

Harry Kane will once again wear the captain's armband, just as he did at the weekend when his stoppage-time strike rescued a point for England in the World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.

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