France beat Italy, Tunisia held, Korea lose


France underlined their World Cup credentials with their three forwards all involved in the goals that secured an impressive 3-1 friendly victory over Italy on Friday.

Just under two weeks before the finals start in Russia, Tunisia were held 2-2 by 10-man Turkey and South Korea suffered a 3-1 home defeat after Bosnia’s Edin Visca scored a hat-trick.

France showed the full extent of their firepower as defender Samuel Umtiti scored at the end of a Kylian Mbappe move while Antoine Griezmann and Ousman Dembele found the net.

The Italians pulled a goal back through central defender Leonardo Bonucci, who fired home after the returning Mario Balotelli, new coach Roberto Mancini’s favourite, saw his free kick parried into the path of the Azzurri captain.


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