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Result: France score late to draw with Spain

Result: France score late to draw with Spain
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A 94th-minute goal by Olivier Giroud ensures that Spain and France share the spoils from their World Cup qualifier tonight.

A late Olivier Giroud goal ensured that neither Spain nor France maintained their 100% records in Group I as the teams were forced to share the points.

The reigning world and European champions took the lead in the 25th minute when Sergio Ramos converted at the second attempt. The Real Madrid defender's first effort came back off the post, but he reacted quickly enough to turn the rebound in.

France had a goal disallowed towards the end of the half as the linesman judged Jeremy Menez to be offside when he got on the end of Karim Benzema's header back across goal.

Just a minute later Spain were handed a golden chance to double their lead as Laurent Koscielny brought down Pedro in the box. Cesc Fabregas stepped up to take the spot kick, but Hugo Lloris guessed correctly and palmed his effort away.

Lloris kept his side in the match again on the stroke of half-time with a fine double save, first from Pedro and then from Fabregas.

Spain were punished for their failure to grab a second when Giroud headed in Franck Ribery's cross in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to give his side a point.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
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· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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