International friendly round-up: Kylian Mbappe rescues France, Argentina cruise maxbet
Kylian Mbappe came to France's late rescue on Thursday, while Argentina cruised without Lionel Messi. Mbappe converted a last-minute penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw with Iceland and save the world champions from an embarrassing home defeat in Guingamp.
Iceland led 2-0 with just four minutes remaining courtesy of Birkir Bjarnason's low finish from outside the box (30) and Kari Arnason's header (58). But Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson's own goal four minutes from time gave France hope and after Kolbeinn Sigthorsson had been adjudged to have handled, Mbappe converted from the spot in the 90th minute.
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Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud had all started for the near-full-strength hosts, in addition to the recalled Lucas Digne and Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele. But it was the influential Mbappe, who came on in the 60th minute for Griezmann, who ultimately inspired their comeback and made the difference.
Over in Riyadh, Argentina continued their recovery from a disappointing World Cup campaign with a convincing 4-0 friendly victory over Iraq. Caretaker head coach maxbet
Lionel Scaloni had already led them to a win victory over Guatemala and draw with Colombia, and in the Super Clasico tournament that also involves Saudi Arabia and long-term rivals Brazil, he oversaw another encouraging performance.