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Summary

  1. Past two World Cup winners draw Nations League opener
  2. France's first game since winning World Cup
  3. Ten of World Cup final XI in France XI - Areola replaces Lloris
  4. Sane on bench for Germany

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Germany 0-0 France

    All over.

    The first game of League A in the Nations League ends goalless.

    Thanks for joining me.

    Germany 0-0 France
  2. CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 France

    Goodness me, nearly the winner for France.

    It would have been a freak goal as Ousmane Dembele challenges for a ball close to the halfway line and the ball deflects off a German defender and sails inches over Manuel Neuer's bar.

    Ousmane Dembele
  3. Post update

    Germany 0-0 France

    ...but Ousmane Dembele scuffs a shot at Manuel Neuer.

    The German defence were backing off there, Dembele should have kept going.

  4. Post update

    Germany 0-0 France

    France on the break...

    Germany 0-0 France
  5. INJURY TIME

    Germany 0-0 France

    Two minutes added on.

  6. Post update

    Germany 0-0 France

    Can we find a winner in this game?

    Time is running out.

  7. SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 France

    Final change for France with five minutes left.

    Blaise Matuidi makes way for a player who is familiar to these surroundings, Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso.

    Blaise Matuidi
    Blaise Matuidi
  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 France

    Paul Pogba wins a header for France, but clashes heads with Timo Werner.

    Both players look to be OK.

    In the meantime, a Germany return for Leroy Sane, who comes on for Marco Reus.

  9. Post update

    Germany 0-0 France

    The fans have had enough.

    A Mexican wave now going round the Allianz Arena.

    Germany 0-0 France
  10. SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 France

    Another change for the world champions.

    Antoine Griezmann trots off and on comes Lyon's Nabil Fekir for the last 10 minutes.

  11. Post update

    Germany 0-0 France

    Still 0-0 but a huge improvement from the first half.

    Germany kept at bay by the brilliance of France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

    12 minutes remaining.

  12. GREAT SAVE!

    Germany 0-0 France

    What a save!

    Germany defender meets the corner with a header towards the far post, but France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola dives full stretch to his right to keep the ball out,.

    Stunning reflexes from the PSG keeper.

    Alphonse Areola
  13. CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 France

    Almost a fluke from Thomas Muller.

    The German curls a cross into the box from the left which sails over everybody and France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has to tip the ball over for a corner.

  14. CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 France

    Germany turning the screw.

    Ilkay Gundogan slices a shot over the crossbar from the edge of the box.

    He should have done better, work the goalkeeper at least.

  15. CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 France

    What's Mats Hummels doing there??

    The Germany defender breaks forward and picks out Thomas Muller at the back post with a lovely dinked pass.

    Instead of heading it, the Bayern Munich forward elects to take a touch and cut back.

    He passes the ball back to his club team-mate Hummels, whose rocket of a shot is parried away by Alphonse Areola.

    Mats Hummels
  16. Post update

    Germany 0-0 France

    Germany's Timo Werner is lightning quick down that left, but he has failed to pick out a team-mate in the box yet again despite a direct run.

    Timo Werner
  17. Post update

    Germany 0-0 France

    A smattering of jeers for Ilkay Gundogan at Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena.

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 France

    Changes for each side.

    Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan replaces Leon Goretzka for Germany, while France's Ousmane Dembele is on for Olivier Giroud.

  19. GREAT SAVE!

    Germany 0-0 France

    Now this game is starting to pick up.

    Germany break to the other end through Mathias Ginter, who feeds Marco Reus.

    The Borussia Dortmund man takes the shot on first time from the edge of the box, but is denied by a stunning Alphonse Areola stop.

    Marco Reus
  20. GREAT SAVE!

    Germany 0-0 France

    Superb football from France with plenty of tricks and flicks in the final third.

    Paul Pogba is, of course, involved, clipping a pass to Antoine Griezmann, who smacks a 25-yarder which Manuel Neuer makes a flying save to keep out.