France Held To Portugal Stalemate

Portugal remain top of Nations League Group A3 following a turgid 0-0 draw with France at the Stade de France.

It was billed as a heavyweight clash between the World and European champions respectively, but it failed to ignite despite the vast array of attacking talent on show.

Both teams struggled to carve out clear-cut openings with Portugal going closest in the first period through half chances for Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix.

France became the major force as the game wore on but neither Kylian Mbappe or Antoine Griezmann could unlock the visiting rearguard.

The result sees Fernando Santos’ Portugal remain top of the pool on goal difference with seven points from three outings. France are second with Croatia four points behind the top two in third.

Next up in Group A3, France visit Croatia on Wednesday, while Portugal host bottom-placed Sweden.

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