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France 2-2 Iceland: Kylian Mbappe rescue world champions from shock friendly defeat against minnows as Les Bleus fight back with two late goals

fought back with two goals in the final ten minutes to deny minnows Iceland a shock victory over the world champions.

Birkir Bjarnarsson broke the deadlock with a superb strike past Hugo Lloris from outside the box. Les Bleus enjoyed 73 per cent of the ball in the opening period but went in trailing.

Iceland then doubled their advantage as Kari Arnason headed home from close range to silence the crowd in Brittany. Didier Deschamps turned to the bench, bringing on the additional firepower of Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar.

Mbappe turned the game around, scoring a late equaliser from the spot after had put one past his own keeper.

MATCH STATS

France:

Lloris, Pavard, Varane (Zouma), Kimpembe, Digne, Nzonzi, Pogba, Thauvin (Lemar), Griezmann (Mbappe), Dembélé, Giroud

Unused subs:

Sakho, Kanté, Matuidi, Mandanda, NDombele, Payet, Sidibe, Hernández, Areola

Bookings: Giroud

Goals: Eyjólfsson(O.G)(86), Kylian Mbappe(90)

Iceland:

Rúnarsson (Halldorsson), Eyjólfsson, Árnason, R Sigurdsson, Saevarsson, Berg Gudmundsson, Sigurjonsson, Bjarnason, Traustason (Sigthorsson), G Sigurdsson, Finnbogason (Gudmundsson)

Unused subs:

Fjóluson, Pálsson, Kristinsson, Magnússon, Gíslason, Kjartansso, AF Skúlason, Thorsteinsson

Bookings: Sigthorsson

Goals:Bjarnarsson (30), Arnason (58)

Referee: Tiago Martins.
France did not craft a genuine chance until the 28th minute, when Florian Thauvin blasted Ousmane Dembele’s cut-back over from 16 yards.
Two minutes later, France were trailing.
Alfred Finnbogason robbed Presnel Kimpembe in the corner and he subsequently picked out Bjarnason on the edge of the area to coolly slot into the bottom-right corner.
Iceland should have got another soon after, but Lloris somehow kept them at bay, saving Ragnar Sigurdsson’s header before denying follow-up efforts from Bjarnason, Finnbogason and Runar Sigurjonsson in quick succession.
The away side doubled their lead just before the hour, as Arnason met Gylfi Sigurdsson’s fine corner with a towering header.
But Mbappe soon took over, producing a brilliant turn before shooting from a tight angle and the ball found the net via Hannes Halldorsson and Eyjolfsson.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward then found the top-left corner with a penalty after Kolbeinn Sigthorsson handled a corner, denying Iceland a famous win.

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