France is one of the most favourite team in upcoming Russia World Cup 2018. They had good preparation for the tournament and to do so, they have managed maximum victories in their last friendly matches. But yesterday, they played their last international friendly match where France was stopped by United States.
It was so surprising. The World Cup 2018 is almost knocking at the door and a couple of days left but before that team, France has stumbled once again. The United States failed to pass the qualifier round but they have stopped France in the last match.
In Saturday night at the home venue named Groupama Stadium at the last preparation match, against United States the 1998 World Cup winner made a draw by 1 – 1 goal. Just a couple of days ago, team France destroyed Italy by 3 – 1 goals and at yesterday, since the beginning, they played very well.
They have dominated the ground till the last. In 5th minutes of the game, the French team could go ahead. But the bullet shot of Pogba was stopped by the goal post.
France started to make attack and attack and within two minutes, they wasted two important changes. At first, Mbappe made an attempt but only for a little his shot was missed and his 2nd shot was stopped in front of the goal. In 38th minutes of the game, Griezmann made a curve shot but it went outside of the post.
At the opposite way, in 44th minutes of the game team, the United States went ahead by making a sudden attack. A cross came from the right side and Samuel Umtiti failed to clear the ball which went to forward Green and with a Conakry shot, he found the net.
The first half finished with 1 – 0 goal and French team were under pressure. At the beginning of the 2nd half, at the opponent box, Giroud got injured while making ahead. He took the first aid but the Arsenal forward failed to continue his play but left the ground.
Later, coach grounded Dembele by replacing him. In 69th minutes of the game, from the left side, Mbappe made an amazing free kick but missed. A couple of minutes later, team, France missed another chance.
At the USA goal post, French kept them under pressure and in 78th minutes of the game, they finally have seen the precious goal. PSG forward Mbappe made the goal for the team. Just two minutes later, forward Fekir made a shot but USA stopper stopped the ball.
In additional minutes of the game, Dembele made another amazing attempt but goalkeeper stopped that and so, the game finished with 1 – 1 draw. In upcoming 16th June 2018 against Australia, the World Cup journey of France will start. In the C group, they have two more opponents which are Peru and Denmark.