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Griezmann scores first France goal only for Paraguay to score late equalizer in 1-1 draw

  • French soccer team forward Antoine Griezmann, reacts after scoring against Paraguay during their friendly soccer match, at the Allianz Riviera Stadium, in Nice, southeastern France, Sunday, June 1, 2014. France is preparing for the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil starting on 12 June. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    French soccer team forward Antoine Griezmann, reacts after scoring against Paraguay during their friendly soccer match, at the Allianz Riviera Stadium, in Nice, southeastern France, Sunday, June 1, 2014. France is preparing for the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil starting on 12 June. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

  • French soccer team forward Antoine Griezmann, right, challenges for the ball with Paraguayan soccer team defender Luis Carlos Cardozo Espillaga, during the friendly soccer match between France and Paraguay at the Allianz Riviera Stadium, in Nice, southeastern France, Sunday, June 1, 2014. France is preparing for the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil starting on 12 June. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    French soccer team forward Antoine Griezmann, right, challenges for the ball with Paraguayan soccer team defender Luis Carlos Cardozo Espillaga, during the friendly soccer match between France and Paraguay at the Allianz Riviera Stadium, in Nice, southeastern France, Sunday, June 1, 2014. France is preparing for the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil starting on 12 June. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann scored his first international goal for France only for midfielder Victor Caceres to do likewise and earn Paraguay a 1-1 draw with an 89th-minute header Sunday in a World Cup warm-up game.

Griezmann has impressed since recently breaking into the France team and put the hosts ahead in the 82nd minute with an assured finish, curling the ball into the right corner after collecting it on the left side of the penalty area.

France had the majority of possession but Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud missed several chances and failed to add to his international tally after scoring twice against Norway in a 4-0 win on Tuesday night.

Coach Didier Deschamps rested striker Karim Benzema and winger Franck Ribery, who has a back injury.