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France play to 1-1 draw with USA in final World Cup tune-up at Groupama Stadium

Published on 09 June 2018 at 11:00 PM
A Kylian Mbappé goal earned Les Bleus a tie in their home send-off ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Groupama Stadium hosted France's final World Cup preparation match: a 1-1 draw with the United States in front of a record 58,241 fans. Following Saturday night's friendly, Les Bleus flew to Russia, where they'll make their tournament debut on June 16, against Australia

Team USA took a surprising lead just before the break on Julian Green's opener, but the home side salvaged a point thanks to Kylian Mbappé's equalizer twelve minutes from time. An unexpected result, but a draw that allowed Les Bleus to remain undefeated at Groupama Stadium and in their preparation matches ahead of the World Cup.

OL captain Nabil Fekir came on in the 69th minute to a standing ovation from the Lyon crowd and made an immediate impact. He helped set up the play for Mbappé's goal and came close to scoring on his own with a free kick and a goal-bound shot in extra time that was saved by keeper Zack Steffen.

OL national team schedule and results

Monday, May 28
Friendly: Portugal - Tunisia: 2-2 (Lopes started)
Friendly: France - Irleland : 2-0 (Fekir with an assist)
Friday, June 1 
Friendly: France - Italy: 3-1
Saturday, June 2 
Friendly: Belgium - Portugal: 0-0
Thursday, June 7 
Friendly: Portugal - Algeria: 3-0
Saturday, June 9 
Friendly: France - United States: 1-1 
Friday, June 15 
2018 World Cup: Portugal - Spain 8 pm (France)
Saturday, June 16 
2018 World Cup: France - Australia 12 pm (France)
Wednesday, June 20 
2018 World Cup: Portugal - Morocco 2 pm (France)
Thursday, June 21 
2018 World Cup: France - Peru 5 pm (France)
Monday, June 25 
2018 World Cup: Iran - Portugal 8 pm (France)
Tuesday, June 26
2018 World Cup: Denmark - France 4 pm (France)

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