England frustrated by technically superior French
Wilting in the heat and technically inferior to the French,
England escaped with a draw from their European Championship
And France, with the flair and guile England lacked for most of
the match, will be ruing a missed opportunity.
After the 1-1 draw, France coach Laurent Blanc said the ”side
that played the most football was France.”
Statistics showed England had less than 40 percent of possession
in Donetsk in what was largely a containment exercise, relying on
the brute force of central midfielders Steven Gerrard and Scott
Parker to block the French attacks.