World Cup qualifying

France strikes late to draw with Spain

October 16, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Olivier Giroud's header deep into stoppage time salvaged a deserved draw for France against world champions Spain in Madrid and ended the hosts' run of 24 consecutive qualifying victories.

Sergio Ramos had fired home after his initial effort had come off the post in the 26th minute to give Spain the lead but it was left to rue Cesc Fabregas' missed penalty just before halftime as the visitors took control of the game after the break.

Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko looked to ...

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