Canada hold France to friendly draw

football09 June 2024 21:25| © Reuters
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France and Canada played out a 0-0 draw in a friendly on Sunday as the two nations concluded their preparations for Euro 2024 and the Copa America.

France threatened to take the lead in the first half through efforts by N'Golo Kante and Marcus Thuram but were denied by fine saves from goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau.

The stalemate continued in the second half, with both sides creating chances but failing to find the back of the net.

It was France forward Olivier Giroud's last appearance on home soil after announcing his international retirement following the European Championship, and he received a standing ovation at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux.

Euro 2024 kicks off in Germany on Friday.

France face Austria on 17 June before taking on the Netherlands on 21 June and Poland four days later.

Canada, under new coach Jesse Marsch, will kick off the Copa America against Lionel Messi's Argentina on 20 June, before facing Peru five days later and Chile on 29 June.