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Nations League | France, Portugal play out a goalless draw

Marcus Rashford, second from right, celebrates England’s equaliser with fellow goal-scorer Mason Mount.Portugal and Italy kept hold of first place in their UEFA Nations League groups on Sunday with goalless draws against France and Poland, while England saw off Belgium to take the initiative in their pool.There was not much to talk about at the Stade de France as a star-studded line up of players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann failed to muster much of a spectacle in the League A, Group 3 match.

The 1,000 fans gathered in the cavernous stadium just outside Paris to watch World champion France host the reigning European champion were treated to just four shots on target as two rugged defences cancelled out each team’s attacks.Pepe headed home what he thought was a 74th-minute opener when he got on the end of Bruno Fernandes’ free-kick but was flagged offside.

News source ~ The Hindu