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France 2-2 Iceland: Kylian Mbappe sparks late comeback

France forward Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe replaced Antoine Griezmann in the 60th minute, moments after Iceland scored their second goal

Substitute Kylian Mbappe was the catalyst for a dramatic France comeback as Iceland were denied a first victory over the reigning world champions.

Trailing 2-0 when the Paris St-Germain forward came on, France pulled one back when his shot was saved but flew in off Iceland defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson.

In the 90th minute, 19-year-old Mbappe fired in a penalty given for handball to level the friendly in Guingamp.

Iceland led through Birkir Bjarnason's neat finish and Kari Arnason's header.

The visitors had not won in their previous nine matches, including heavy defeats by Switzerland and Belgium in the Nations League in September.

They were also thumped 5-2 by France when they last met in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, having not beaten their illustrious opponents in 12 previous meetings.

A historic victory looked on the cards as Iceland made their hosts pay for dominating possession without converting their chances.

However, the match turned on Mbappe's introduction after 60 minutes as France extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches.

Line-ups

France

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Pavard
  • 4VaraneSubstituted forZoumaat 45'minutes
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 12Digne
  • 15Nzonzi
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forNDombeleat 67'minutes
  • 20ThauvinSubstituted forLemarat 59'minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forMbappéat 60'minutes
  • 11DembéléSubstituted forPayetat 67'minutes
  • 9GiroudBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 5Sakho
  • 8Lemar
  • 10Mbappé
  • 13Kanté
  • 14Matuidi
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17NDombele
  • 18Payet
  • 19Sidibe
  • 21Hernández
  • 22Zouma
  • 23Areola

Iceland

  • 13RúnarssonSubstituted forHalldórssonat 45'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 15EyjólfssonBooked at 89mins
  • 14Árnason
  • 6R Sigurdsson
  • 2SaevarssonSubstituted forFjólusonat 81'minutes
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forPálssonat 71'minutes
  • 16SigurjonssonBooked at 90mins
  • 8Bjarnason
  • 21TraustasonSubstituted forSigthorssonat 59'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 10G SigurdssonSubstituted forGíslasonat 80'minutes
  • 11FinnbogasonSubstituted forGudmundssonat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Halldórsson
  • 3Fjóluson
  • 4Pálsson
  • 9Sigthorsson
  • 12Kristinsson
  • 17Gudmundsson
  • 18Magnússon
  • 19Gíslason
  • 22Kjartansson
  • 23AF Skúlason
  • 24Thorsteinsson
Referee:
Tiago Martins

Match Stats

Home TeamFranceAway TeamIceland
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home20
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, France 2, Iceland 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, France 2, Iceland 2.

Foul by Kurt Zouma (France).

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Nzonzi (France).

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Albert Gudmundsson (Iceland) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Runar Mar Sigurjonsson (Iceland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Kylian Mbappé (France) because of an injury.

Kylian Mbappé (France) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Runar Mar Sigurjonsson (Iceland).

Corner, Iceland. Conceded by Benjamin Pavard.

Attempt blocked. Rúrik Gíslason (Iceland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.

Attempt missed. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Albert Gudmundsson with a headed pass.

Goal!

Goal! France 2, Iceland 2. Kylian Mbappé (France) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Booking

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Booking

Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson (Iceland) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Olivier Giroud (France) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, France. Conceded by Kári Árnason.

Kylian Mbappé (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rúrik Gíslason (Iceland).

Goal!

Own Goal by Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson, Iceland. France 1, Iceland 2.

Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (France) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tanguy NDombele.

Dimitri Payet (France) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jón Gudni Fjóluson (Iceland).

Attempt blocked. Steven Nzonzi (France) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitri Payet with a cross.

Corner, France. Conceded by Jón Gudni Fjóluson.

Offside, France. Tanguy NDombele tries a through ball, but Kylian Mbappé is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Rúrik Gíslason (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Jón Gudni Fjóluson replaces Birkir Már Saevarsson because of an injury.

Delay in match Birkir Már Saevarsson (Iceland) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Rúrik Gíslason replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Foul by Presnel Kimpembe (France).

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Kylian Mbappé (France) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Tanguy NDombele (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kylian Mbappé.

Attempt blocked. Kylian Mbappé (France) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin Pavard.

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