Chile came from behind to draw 1-1 with France in their first friendly since their Copa América exit. With the likes of Matías Fernandez, Humberto Suazo and Mauricio Piñilla all absent through injury and Alexis Sánchez sitting out the first half it was a much different looking side to the one that was eliminated by Venezuela almost a month ago .
The visitors went behind in the 20th when Marseille striker Loic Remy got on the end of a beautifully executed Karim Benzema cross. France then numerous chances to extend their lead with the aforementioned Benzema being twice foiled by Chilean ‘keeper Claudio Bravo. And the home side were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal in the 76th minute when a curling strike from Nicolás Córdova found the top right hand corner. It was the Brescia midfielder’s first ever goal for the national side and came after a brilliant interchange of passing from the visitors
France 1-1 Chile