Euro 2016 host France draw 1-1 against Serbia in friendly

France took the lead in the 13th minute through Paul Pogba but had to settle for a draw after Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov equalized in the 80th.

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Dick Advocaat’s first match in charge of Serbia ended with a 1-1 draw against Euro 2016 host France in a friendly on Sunday.

France took the lead in the 13th minute through Paul Pogba but had to settle for a draw after Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov equalized in the 80th.

Pogba put France ahead when slack defending allowed him to steer the ball home from a corner taken by Remy Cabella.

France, which had beaten Spain for the first time in eight years in its previous friendly, looked confident toward the end of the first half despite several promising attacks by Serbia.

A powerful shot by Cabella drew a save from goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic after the restart, but Serbia’s tenacity was rewarded when Kolarov leveled from a free kick.