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Summary

  1. Southgate's England - 3 wins in 8 games
  2. Varane saw red after referral to video referee
  3. Sent off after bringing down Alli for penalty
  4. Last game of senior men's season
  5. England next play against Malta on 1 September

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    France 3-2 England

    And on that note we shall call it a night.

    No Gareth Southgate reaction as of yet but rest assured that as soon as we have it it shall be on the BBC Sport site.

    Over and out.

  2. Pundits on VAR...

    France 3-2 England

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ian Dennis: "My opinion is, the difference between goal line technology is, subjective/ objective.

    "Seven out of 10 decisions will be correct but the three that will be incorrect all hell will break loose.

    "You wait and see. It's still open to interpretation and therefore human error."

    Chris Waddle: "I think just try it and see what happens."

  3. 'We had more legs'

    France 3-2 England

    France coach Didier Deschamps: "It was a disaster scenario for us. We ended up with 10, so credit the players, because it's a nice English team. After going down to 10, we even had more opportunities than them ... It is good to finish on this.

    "Today we have had more legs."

  4. 'The players are better than the performances'

    France 3-2 England

    Julien Laurens

    French football expert on BBC Radio 5 live

    England

    You (the English media and fans) are a bit harsh but I can understand it.

    The players are much better than the performances.

    I don't know if it's the players, the manager? But something needs to be done.

  5. Fixtures out tomorrow

    Premier League back soon

    The fixtures for the 2017-18 Premier League season will be released on Wednesday at 09:00 BST.

    The Premier League begins on Saturday 12 August and features Brighton and Huddersfield for the first time.

    Chelsea are the reigning champions, while Newcastle were also promoted from the Championship last season.

    The league is set to finish on Sunday 13 May 2018, a week earlier than last season, with the 2018 World Cup in Russia starting on 14 June.

    You can find all your team's fixtures on the BBC Sport website.

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    SMS Message: Think tonight was a game too far for this England team. Think we have a core of great players to build around but we won't win a thing we these central defenders. Cahill exposed and how stones fetched £50m I'll never know. Awful defender. The sad thing is not sure who else Gareth can call on? from Kier, Surrey
    Kier, Surrey
  7. Don't look back in anger

    France 3-2 England

    Probably sage advice when discussing an England friendly to be honest. But have a watch of the pre-match tribute here if you missed it earlier on.

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    Video caption: France v England: Pre-match tribute to terror attack victims
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    SMS Message: I think this just proves that its not the talent that is the issue in English football, if we can win the under 20's World Cup, then surely we have to look at the reasons as to why players stop performing the minute they get to the senior team, maybe the attitude of the clubs towards playing for England rubs off on the players from Sean
    Sean
    SMS Message: Puts the under 20 World Cup win into perspective when Mbappe and Dembele are both under 20 and ran rings around our defence... from Khoon
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  9. "Plodders"

    France 3-2 England

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-Marseille and England winger for 5 live Sport

    We did come up an excellent side tonight but it's not just about this game.

    The balance of the side is not right. It's a different game to the Premier League.

    A lot of these players are Premier League "plodders". They plod from box to box. International sides are much quicker going forwards.

  10. What's next?

    France play the Netherlands on 31 August - transfer deadline day. They are not top of their group don't forget. Qualification is not in the bag.

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    Henry Marshall: England now bottling friendlies, our one source of international football strength

  12. 'We are not as good as people make us out to be'

    France 3-2 England

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-Marseille and England winger for 5 live Sport

    I don't think it's the attitude - we are just not as good as people make us out to be.

    The Premier League might be a fantastic league that happens to be in England but the best players in the Premier League are not English. The truth is, we don't have the squad.

    When was the last time England walked off and we thought, "wow what a performance?".

    It's been a long, long time.

  13. Unwanted record

    France 3-2 England

    Varane

    Raphael Varane is the first player to pick up a red card with France in a friendly game since Frank Leboeuf in August 1996 v Mexico.

  14. What's next?

    England's next game is a World Cup qualifier away in Malta on Friday 1 September.

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    mab0405: England fans = Les Miserables ... as usual

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    SMS Message: I'm still not convinced by Southgate. It's such an easy group but again when we play top teams we struggle. from Tony in Alton
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  17. Post update

    France 3-2 England

    The TV pundits say that the right decision was made to send Raphael Varane off because he didn't make an attempt to play the ball, even though the contact on Dele Alli was accidental and not a push or a pull.

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    Johnny Magrinho: Conceded twice against Scotland then beaten by 10 men in France. Aren't we better than this? Unfortunately I don't think we are.

  19. 'Not good enough'

    France 3-2 England

    England captain Harry Kane on ITV: "Scoring twice in France should be enough. We have got to find a way to win that, we just weren't good enough. They were getting too much space in vital areas, even with 10 men.

    "We want to be brave and play from the back and mistakes will happen. It's disappointing. We were in the driver's seat but we didn't step it up another gear.

    "Not good enough."

  20. 'Too much sloppy play'

    France 3-2 England

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-Marseille and England winger for 5 live Sport

    These are the levels we have got to aim for. You can't say England are a young side when France are probably younger.

    They had pace, know-how, they are streetwise. England were very one paced.

    They have not threatened the goal at all - too much sloppy play for me.

    France could have scored five or six tonight. When you look at the squads, France could name another 40 players if we are honest. They have dominated with 10 men.

    It goes down to styles of play and we don't have the balance right at all.