Mbappe saves France’s blushes against US in World Cup warm-up

Topping Group C will give France momentum with only Denmark a serious threat. But a second-place group finish could see doubts creeping back

Topping Group C will give France momentum with only Denmark a serious threat. But a second-place group finish could see doubts creeping back

France avoided an embarrassment in front of their fans in their farewell game heading to the 2018 World Cup as they forced US to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Kylian Mbappe nets a late equaliser as France rescue a 1-1 draw against the U.S. in their final worldwide friendly ahead of the World Cup finals.

Deschamps has offered assurances over the Chelsea forward's fitness after he was forced off following a clash of heads with US defender - and Blues team-mate - Matt Miazga.

Mbappe showed off his skills in the 26th minute, playing a neat one-two with Griezmann before letting fly, forcing Steffen to react quickly to tip the ball over the crossbar.

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I am rooting for that to happen. "He's a horse you certainly have to consider". "He's a very intelligent horse". When I worked him after the Preakness, American Pharoah, when he would breathe, he was like he was a machine.

France coach Didier Deschamps named a strong side, however, America's Julian Green took advantage of a Djibril Sidibe slip to fire a shot past Hugo Lloris on the stroke of halftime to give the visitors a shock lead. The team looked solid when it came to creating chances, it just couldn't finish.

"If you're 1-0 up, you're not bringing him on to close the game down".

They will open their World Cup campaign next Saturday against Australia in Group C on June 16.

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