Canada hold France to 0-0 friendly draw

June 10, 2024 12:35 pm

[Source: Reuters]

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.

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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 next Tuesday before taking on the Netherlands on next Saturday and Poland four days later.

Canada, under new coach Jesse Marsch, will kick off the Copa America against Lionel Messi’s Argentina on June 21st before facing Peru five days later and Chile on June 30.

You can watch the Copa America live on FBC Sports.