Euro 2020: Kante and Giroud help France salvage point

They went straight for the second goal, with substitute Ousmane Dembele hitting the post and Kante side-footing a first-time shot narrowly wide from 25 yards.

As France chased the win, Giroud was introduced from the bench by Deschamps, and was unlucky not to create a decisive goal after his clever touch found Mbappe free in the box, but the Paris Saint-Germain forward fired his shot straight at the goalkeeper.

A foul on Kante in the corner gave France a final chance to find a winner in added time, but play was delayed as two Hungary defenders went down injured, followed by a VAR check for a possible French penalty, and then Varane headed just wide with the last attack of the game.

That meant the game finished 1-1 and France will be disappointed not to have taken another win, but it is a result which guarantees Les Bleus will go into their last group game occupying a top-two spot in the table, knowing another draw against Portugal would ensure they make the next round regardless of other results.

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