Memorable evening as France and England UEFA U17 clash ends in stalemate at pristine City Calling Stadium, Longford

2019 UEFA European Under 17 Championships Group B: France 1 England 1

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Memorable evening as France and England UEFA U17 clash ends in stalemate at pristine City Calling Stadium, Longford

2019 UEFA European Under 17 Championships Group B: France 1 England 1. Photo: Tiernan Dolan , Longford Town FC Supporters Club Facebook

Award winning City Calling Stadium, Longford was in immaculate condition this evening as it played host to the eagerly anticipated France versus England UEFA European Under 17 Championship Group B tie.

A huge crowd flocked to the encounter and it ended in stalemate , France 1 England 1.

Longford Town ground staff, officials and stewards came in for much deserved praise for their staging of the fixture and the surface and facilities were quite simply magnificent. And to embellish a fine evening, Neale Fenn's De Town won 1 nil away to Drogheda. 

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Theo Zidane, son of the legendary French midfielder and current Real Madrid manager Zinedine,  lined out for Les Bleus.

Arsenal's Sam Greenwood converted from the spot in the 34th minute after Cole Palmer was fouled to put England, seeking their first Euro U17 title since 2014, 1 nil up.

France equalised in the second half thanks to a 79th minute strike from Adil Aouchiche. 

Starting teams...

FRANCE
16 Zinga (GK)
2 Soppy
4 Matsima
5 Kouassi
6 Agoume (C)
7 Traoré
8 Millot
9 Rutter
10 Zidane
14 Ntenda
19 Mbuku

ENGLAND
1 Moulden (GK)
2 Walcott
3 Roberts
4 Azeez
5 Harwood-Bellis (C)
7 Madueke
8 Weir
9 Greenwood
11 Rogers
19 Robinson
20 Palmer

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