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France hold Canada to a SHOCK goalless draw – despite a late performance from Kylian Mbappe – in Les Bleus’ final warm-up game ahead of Euro 2024


  • France was preparing for Euro 2024 and Canada played out a goalless draw
  • Kylian Mbappe appeared as a substitute despite missing training on Saturday
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France were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Canada in their final warm-up game before Euro 2024.

Kylian Mbappe came on in the 74th minute for Les Bleus despite missing training on Saturday with a minor back injury.

Mbappe was expected to miss the game but his inclusion will be a big boost for Didier Deschamps.

Despite the result, Deschamps believes France can still take positives from the game.

Deschamps told TF1: “We had good adversity with intensity, we had some good chances in the first half, especially in the first half hour because the end of the first half was more difficult.

Kylian Mbappe featured as a substitute as France were held to a goalless draw by Canada

Didier Deschamps believes France can learn from the game despite the result

Didier Deschamps believes France can learn from the game despite the result

“Secondly, we pushed, although it’s not ideal with all the changes made, but it was important to spread the playing time over these two warm-ups. There are other nations that are going to play in the Euros and that have had tough friendlies. We will use this match to prepare for what awaits us in Germany.»

N’Golo Kante and Marcus Thuram had their efforts saved by Canada goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau in the first half.

Olivier Giroud made his final domestic appearance for France after announcing he will retire from international football after Euro 2024.

Olivier Giroud made his last appearance on home soil for France before Euro 2024

Olivier Giroud made his last appearance on home soil for France before Euro 2024

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The 37-year-old Giroud is France’s all-time top scorer with 57 goals. He received a standing ovation from the fans in Bordeaux.

France are in Group D at Euro 2024 and will face Poland, the Netherlands and Austria.

Deschamps’ side beat Luxembourg 3-0 in their previous friendly, with Mbappe among the goalscorers in the match.

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