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France-USA sets new football attendance record at Groupama Stadium

Published on the 11 June 2018 à 14:10 by MG

The fans came out in historic numbers to watch Les Bleus' home send-off ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

A record 58,241 fans packed Groupama Stadium Saturday night to watch France's 1-1 draw with the United States in Les Bleus' final pre-World Cup friendly.

The previous attendance record for a football match was set this past season, during the OL-ASSE derby in Ligue 1 Conforama action.

Julian Green scored the surprise opener for the Stars and Stripes, while Kylian Mbappé salvaged a draw for the home side with a second-half equalizer.

Several former Olympique Lyonnais featured for France: Captain Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) as well as former Academy products Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich) and Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona). Current Lyon captain, Nabil Fekir, was a 69th-minute substitute and contributed to Mbappé's tying goal



Saturday's send-off featured plenty of pre-game activities at Groupama Stadium, such as inflatable football pitches, goal-shooting contests and football darts, among others.





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