Kylian Mbappe salvaged a 2-2 draw for world champion France with a last-minute equalizer in Thursday’s friendly against Iceland.

Iceland was 2-0 up with five minutes left at the Roudourou stadium in Brittany and looked set to hand France its first loss since winning the World Cup in July.

France’s Paul Pogba, foreground, challenges for the ball with Iceland’s Ragnar Sigurdsson, during a friendly soccer match between France and Iceland, in Guingamp, western France, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Mbappe, who went on as a substitute for the last half an hour, was the home team’s savior though.

Iceland’s Birkir Bjarnason, second from left, celebrates with teammate after scoring a goal during a friendly soccer match between France and Iceland, in Guingamp, western France, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

The Paris Saint-Germain forward pulled a goal back when he fired in from a tight angle and the ball took a deflection off Holmar Eyjolfsson in the 85th minute.

France’s Antoine Griezmann, left, and Iceland’s Birkir Bjarnason challenge for the ball during a friendly soccer match between France and Iceland, in Guingamp, western France, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Mbappe then levelled with a penalty five minutes later.

Iceland’s players celebrate after Iceland’s Birkir Bjarnason, second from left, scored a goal during a friendly soccer match between France and Iceland, in Guingamp, western France, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

France coach Didier Deschamps rested several regulars ahead of next week’s UEFA Nations League against Germany at the Stade de France.

Iceland’s Amor Ingvi Trautason, left, Alfred Finnbogason, center, and Gylfi Sigurdsson, celebrate after Iceland’s Birkir Bjarnason, unseen, scored a goal during a friendly soccer match between France and Iceland, in Guingamp, western France, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Without Blaise Matuidi and N’golo Kante, France were lacking in midfield, while Olivier Giroud was subdued up front.

France’s Florian Thauvin reacts after missing a chance to score during a friendly soccer match between France and Iceland, in Guingamp, western France, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

France monopolized possession in the first half but lacked a cutting edge and was made to pay when Birkir Bjarnason beat goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with a low shot to claim his 10th Iceland goal in the 31st minute.

France’s Steven Nzonzi, left, and Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, challenge to head the ball during a friendly soccer match between France and Iceland, in Guingamp, western France, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Kari Arnason made it 2-0 in the second half when he headed in a corner.

France’s Antoine Griezmann, and Paul Pogba stand prior to shoot a free kick during a friendly soccer match between France and Iceland, in Guingamp, western France, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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Source: The Associated Press

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