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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 June, 2004, 20:53 GMT 21:53 UK
Clockwatch: France 2-1 England
All the action from the Group B match in Lisbon.


Goalflashes and major incidents:

FULL-TIME: A stunned England leave the field after seeing France come back from being a goal down in injury-time to claim an amazing victory in their opening game of Euro 2004.

90mins +3: GOAL: France 2-1 England
Zidane strokes home his spot-kick to put France ahead and complete an amazing turnaround.

90mins +3: A stray backpass from Gerrard puts Henry clear and James brings down the striker in the area. France are awarded a penalty and the England goalkeeper is booked.

90mins +1: GOAL: France 1-1 England
Zidane steps up to curl an unstoppable shot into the corner past a stationary James and salvage at least a point for the French.

90mins +1: Heskey brings down Makelele on the edge of the penalty area.

89 mins: More desperate defending from England, with King again at the heart of things - this time blocking Makelele's shot.

88 mins: France continue to press forward but their final balls are more hopeful now and England repel their attacks with ease.

84 mins: Play is stopped while Gallas receives treatment after being hurt in a tussle with Vassell.

79 mins: Sagnol is brought on for Silvestre as France reshuffle their backline.

76 mins: England replace Scholes and Rooney with Hargreaves and Heskey.

73 mins: MISSED PENALTY
England waste the opportunity to extend their slender lead as Beckham's spot-kick is brilliantly saved by Barthez. The keeper hurls himself to his right to turn the ball around the post.

72 mins: Rooney embarks on a poweful run and is brought down by Silvestre in the box. The Frenchman is booked and the referee awards a penalty to England...

71 mins: Lampard is booked for a clumsy challenge on Vieira as he charges across the half-way line.

70 mins: England try to revitalise their attack by replacing the ineffective Owen with Vassell.

69 mins: The French are now completely on top with England unable to get out of their own half or keep hold of the ball for any length of time.

67 mins: England struggle to clear their lines and a Zidane throughball into the box finds Lizarazu who is just unable to stop the ball crossing the by-line.

66 mins: A lovely cushioned touch by Rooney opens up the French defence but he fails to thread the ball through to Owen.

64 mins: Zidane again lets fly from long range but has no more luck this time as his shot spoons horribly over the crossbar.

60 mins: France are piling on the pressure as the game passes the hour mark but a tigerish England are battling all over the pitch to protect their 1-0 lead.

57 mins: Rooney gets in a tangle with Lizarazu, then pushes away attempts by Gallas to make the peace.

56 mins: Beckham lets fly with a 35-yard free-kick that fails to trouble Barthez, then sees another effort fly just over moments later.

54 mins: Scholes gives the ball away then is booked for an appalling tackle on Vieira as he tries to make amends.

52 mins: Neville appears to block Henry's cross with his upper arm but the referee waves away France's appeals for a penalty.

51 mins: Vieira makes a powerful charge towards the area before feeding Henry on the left - but his weak curling shot is easily gathered by James.

49 mins: A loose clearance from James is gathered by Zidane who fires an instant shot from 40 yards that the England keeper has to smother.

47 mins: James dives to catch Henry's low cross from the left.

46 mins: Henry and Trezeguet kick off the second half.

HALF-TIME: A superb start to Euro 2004 for England who go in at half-time leading France 1-0 through Lampard's header.

45 mins +1: Henry tries a spectacular overhead kick but the ball loops high over the crossbar.

42 mins: King heads away a Pires free-kick and from the resulting corner James collects confidently.

38 mins: GOAL: France 0-1 England
Beckham is fouled out on the right by Lizarazu, and he steps up to send in a curling free-kick which is headed majestically home by Lampard.

37 mins: King excels again, this time reacting to a Vieira flick to prevent the ball reaching Trezeguet on the edge of the six-yard box.

30 mins: After the first half hour is up, England have shown some nice touches, particularly in midfield, but it is the French who are creating the meaningful chances in front of goal.

30 mins: Lampard is lucky not to be booked for a crunching tackle on Zidane, who is showing some delightful skill in midfield.

27 mins: Scholes lets fly under pressure from 30 yards but his shot ends up high in the stands.

26 mins: Gerrard pops up on the left flank and runs at Gallas on the edge of the area, but the Frenchman times his challenge to perfection.

21 mins: King continues his impressive start in defence, reading Zidane's ball and dispossessing Henry with ease.

19 mins: Makelele finds his way into the box with a twisting run that confuses Lampard but his shot sails harmlessly high and wide.

17 mins: Vieira combines with Trezeguet again - this time with a clever chip over the defence which just evades the striker.

15 mins: Vieira's cross from the right is met by Trezeguet, who stoops to send his header just over the crossbar.

13 mins: Zidane fires goalwards from 25 yards but his shot swerves well wide of James' left-hand post.

11 mins: A spell of sharp interplay from the England midfield is ended by a foul by Vieira.

8 mins: Lampard heads away a Zidane free-kick and England clear the resulting corner.

5 mins: Owen finds space in the box but Gallas mops up for the French and clears the danger.

4 mins: James gets his first touch - comfortably collecting a teasing Pires cross from the right.

2 mins: Vieira tries his luck from well outside the penalty area but sees his shot fly high over the bar.

1945: Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen kick off as England's first game of Euro 2004 gets under way.


Team news:

1900: France name their line-up, with Mikael Silvestre replacing Marcel Desailly in defence and David Trezeguet up front with Thierry Henry.

1840: The England team is announced, with Ledley King starting in central defence alongside Sol Campbell, and Frank Lampard named in midfield.

England: James, G Neville, A Cole, Campbell, King, Gerrard, Lampard, Beckham, Scholes, Owen, Rooney.

France: Barthez, Gallas, Thuram, Silvestre, Lizarazu, Pires, Vieira, Makelele, Zidane, Henry, Trezeguet.


Pre-match build-up:

1935: Victoria Beckham - clad in an England t-shirt - gives husband David a wave of encouragement from the stands as the players warm up ahead of kick-off.

1850: Hundreds of England banners covered three sides of the magnificent rebuilt stadium, the famous home of Benfica.

France fans dominated one corner of the stadium, and provided a colourful and noisy element to the build-up.

Thousands of supporters appeared to be mixing peacefully in the passageways of the stadium and inside the atmosphere was highly-partisan - but good-natured.

1820 BST: England's fans flocked into the Stadium of Light in their thousands as the countdown to kick-off for their opening Euro 2004 game against France in Lisbon continued.

The 65,000-seater arena was a sea of red and white as England supporters outnumbered their French counterparts.

The blue of France was not so much in evidence as England's followers looked to Sven-Goran Eriksson's side to give them a winning start to the tournament.

Temperatures in Lisbon soared into the high 80s, forcing many to attempt to take shelter from the searing heat around the ground.

England will be hoping they will be playing in cooler conditions when the game kicks off at 1945 BST.





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