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Nothing could separate France and Portugal when the world champions drew 0-0 against the European champions and the champions of the Nations League on Sunday.

In a repeat of the 2016 Euro Final at the Stade de France, Manchester United teammates, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, played a prominent role in the clash of the Nations League in midfield on both sides.

Pogba played the full match while Fernandes lasted 80 minutes before being replaced by Renato Sanches.

Chelsea duo N’golo Kante and Olivier Giroud also started the game for France, while United striker Anthony Martial came off the bench in an even competition.

The teams had virtually equal possession and both recorded 10 shots with three hits while Manchester City duo Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva started for the visitors.



Fernandes and Pogba faced each other in the Stade de France
(Image: REUTERS)

Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho and Liverpool striker Diogo Jota came off the bench to try to break Les Bleus but Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris stood firm for the hosts.

The result leaves France and Portugal both in the UEFA Nations League Group A3 with seven points, with the latter leading the way in goal difference.

Behind the pair lies Croatia, who celebrated their first victory in the Nations League with a 2-1 win over Sweden and still have no points on the board.



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Meanwhile, thanks to Lyndon Dykes’ goal in the second half, Scotland managed to lead Group B2 and give the hosts a 1-0 win over Slovakia at Hampden Park.

Northern Ireland remain rooted in last place in Group B1 after their 1-0 loss to Austria, while Wales failed to benefit from a late red card to James McClean in a 0-0 draw with Ireland.

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Dykes scored in the 54th minute for the hosts
(Bild: Garry F McHarg Daily Record)

The Dragons remain at the top of Group B4 – they are one point ahead of Finland – and have yet to concede one goal in the Nations League this season.

Poland and Italy also drew 0-0, while England secured a win against FIFA number 1 Belgium and led Group A2.

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