England were ahead for nine wonderful minutes before France equalized in the first half.
Manchester City’s full back Joleon Lescott put England ahead with a brilliant goal in the 30th minute.
Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard made the pass which resulted in Birmingham born 29 year old Lescott’s first goal for England.
England manager Roy Hodgson said afterwards that he was well satisfied with England’s first performance of these championships.
France are fancied to do well in Group D and equalized through a 39′ goal from Samir Nasri that beat England goalkeeper Joe Hart.
Hart,25, is tall at 6ft 5in (1.96m) also plays for Manchester City and is England’s first choice goalkeeper.
Samir Nasri,24,born in Marseilles of Algerian heritage, is yet another Manchester City star, playing as an attacking midfielder and winger.
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