Kylian Mbappe scored a late goal for France to help his side rescue a point against Austria in their Nations League clash.

The 1-1 draw away from home keeps alive their slim hopes of reaching the final four of the tournament.

Mbappe, who came on as a substitute after the break, canceled out Andreas Weimann’s first-half opener with 7 minutes to go.

The world champions sit bottom of League A Group 1 with two points from three games, four behind leaders Denmark, who slumped to a 1-0 home defeat against Croatia.

Second-placed Austria and third-placed Croatia have four points each.

After a 1-0 defeat against Denmark and a 1-1 draw in Croatia, France’s coach Deschamps rolled out another reshuffled team as he looked to rest some key players at the end of a long and demanding season.

Ibrahima Konate earned his first cap and wing-back Boubacar Kamara his first start with Mbappe on the bench as Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema started up front.

France came close to opening the scoring in the 18th minute when Griezmann’s free-kick was deflected towards Benzema, whose header was superbly stopped by Patrick Pentz.

Austria, who have been superb under their new coach, struck first in the 37th minute

Weimann tapped in from close range from Konrad Laimer’s cross at the end of a sharp counterattack.

France turned up the heat only for Pentz to deny Benzema, Pavard, and Coman.

Seein no other option Mbappe was brought on for Griezmann and the PSG star became a threat immediately.

The forward finally beat Pentz from inside the area with a clinical, brutal shot in the 83rd minute.

He almost won the game four minutes later only for Pentz to deflect his attempt onto the bar after a one-two with Benzema.

France will take on Croatia next while Austria goes on to play Denmark before the Nations League goes on hold until September.

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