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France impress as England is held by Germany

Paris: France saw off Wales 2-0 in Paris while a new-look England held Germany 0-0 at Wembley.

Elsewhere on Friday, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku became his country's equal all-time record goalscorer as Belgium played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Mexico in Brussels.
At the Stade de France in Paris, Antoine Griezmann rediscovered his goal-scoring touch with the first goal in a 2-0 victory against Wales.
Griezmann had scored only three times in 13 appearances for Atletico Madrid this term and was without a goal for his club since netting a penalty against Chelsea in the Champions League in September.
But he ended his drought by opening the scoring in the 18th minute on Friday, converting a pass from
Corentin Tolisso.
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud hit his 29th international goal in the second half to complete the win.
At Wembley, England debutants Jordan Pickford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek caught the eye as Gareth Southgate's injured- ravaged side played out a 0-0 draw with world champions Germany.
Everton goalkeeper Pickford, 23, made a number of smart saves, while 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek, who is on loan at Crystal Palace, produced an assured display in the number 10 shirt.
"We posed our own questions and I thought we used the ball well," said Southgate.
Joachim Loew's Germany came closest to scoring when winger Leroy Sane rattled the crossbar midway through the first half.
The Confederations Cup winners missed out on an eighth successive win, but they have now gone 20 games unbeaten ahead of their year-ending home game with France -- the last team to beat them -- on Tuesday.
"Both teams were very good and played well defensively.
There weren't many counter-attacks," said Loew.
Lukaku scored twice as Belgium shared a six-goal thriller with fellow World Cup finalists Mexico.

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