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B. Matuidi (20)
O. Giroud (41)
D. Payet (90)
V. Aboubakar (22)
E. Choupo-Moting (88)
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France have now won eight of their last nine games and morale will be high going into their final warm-up game against Scotland on Saturday, but some of their defending tonight will be a concern to Didier Deschamps. That is all for our live coverage. Thank you very much for joining us to follow a thrilling encounter.
Wow! France win 3-2, but that was far from routine! It looked like it would be for most of the second half with the hosts recovering from a mixed opening period by having far more control of proceedings. Cameroon looked like they had snatched an unlikely draw when they levelled with two minutes to go after some disastrous home defending, only for Payet to produce a moment of magic 141 seconds later to secure victory.
FULL-TIME! France have won 3-2 and the home crowd are ecstatic. Payet has saved the day!
Matuidi shoots well wide from long-range. The final whistle is imminent.
BIG SAVE!! Ondoa makes a superb diving stop to keep out from Cabaye from close-range. Where has this dramatic finish come from? We are nearing the end of three minutes' stoppage-time.
GOAL!!! WHAT A FINISH TO THE MATCH!! PAYET SCORES A STUNNER! After Kom's foul on Kante gives France a free-kick 25 yards out, the West Ham playmaker curls a magnificent effort off the post and in. Absolutely no chance for Ondoa. 3-2 France!! Unbelievable.
GOAL!!! Cameroon are level! That did not look like it was coming! A high ball out from Ondoa causes chaos in the home defence, allowing Abang to slip through a pass to Choupo-Moting and Lloris cannot keep out his low finish. That is the visitors' first shot on target in the second half. 2-2!
Abang's accurate pass found Choupo-Moting in oceans of space. He has made an impact since coming on.
BIG SAVE!! Ondoa has had a great night for the visitors. An excellent pass from Payet finds Cabaye and the midfielder controls and seems destined to score, but the young keeper denies him. Evra smashes the rebound over from long-range.
France enjoying a long spell on the ball at the moment as they look set to close out another victory.
Cameroon fail to deal with the corner and Matuidi eventually finds Gignac, but he fires a shot well over from the edge of the area. Five minutes to go.
Another corner for France is won by Gignac.
Djetei's headed clearance gives France a corner, but Rami cannot quite get enough power on his headed attempt from Payet's ball in.
Defensive switch for Cameroon to complete their six changes.
N'Jie's free-kick is headed wide by New York Red Bulls youngster Abang.
Evra is booked for the foul, France's second of the night.
Zoua is not giving up, he wins a free-kick in a dangerous wide area for Cameroon after drawing a foul from Evra.
France keeping possession in defence as the clock begins to tick down in Nantes.
K. Toko Ekambi
Only one change left for Cameroon as Kom comes on for Ekambi.
France's fourth change as Cabaye replaces Coman, who has done his chances of starting at the Euros no harm with a good performance tonight.
Good play from Sissoko on the right sees him find Payet, but the playmaker's shot is blocked. Still 2-1.
Coman sees a shot blocked for France, who have enjoyed 68% of the possession in the second half so far.
Cameroon have only produced one shot on goal in the second half and are yet to test Lloris. France have snuffed them out in the second half so far, but the gap remains at one.
Cameroon's captain and goalscorer comes off. Let's see what the 19-year-old Abang can do on the big stage.
Attacking change for the visitors as Tottenham's N'Jie replaces injured midfielder Mandjeck.
Sissoko wins a corner from Teikeu. A third France goal looks like it is coming soon, but Payet's delivery comes to nothing.
A break in play as Mandjeck receives treatment having been hurt in a challenge with Kante.
Pogba is replaced after an outing that saw him heavily involved in France's best play. Newcastle United's Sissoko is on.
Giroud comes off after a performance that saw him score impressively but also miss a key chance. Gignac is on to stake his claim in the absence of Griezmann and Martial.
Oyongo wastes a chance to put in a good delivery for Cameroon, with Lloris comfortably claiming his free-kick.
SAVE! The ageless Evra has been constantly involved down the left. He finds Pogba and the midfielder unleashes a curling effort that is well saved by a diving Ondoa. The ball eventually finds its way to Kante and he strikes just wide.
Cabaye, Sissoko and Gignac are all warming up for France, who look more solid so far in the second half. The Nantes crowd responds with a Mexican wave.
BIG SAVE!! A dreadful piece of defending from Chedjou as he attempts to deal with a long ball at the other end allows Giroud through on goal, but this time the Arsenal striker cannot beat Ondoa, who saves his right-footed attempt.
First booking for France as Sagna fouls Zoua. Cameroon's resulting free-kick from the wide position is cleared.
Chedjou's shot deflects out of play and Cameroon do not get the corner they want.
Another good piece of play from France sees Pogba cleverly set up Evra, but Ondoa gets to the Juventus defender's cross.
Evra and Payet combine down the left, but the West Ham star's cheeky pass while looking in the opposite direction is just too heavy for Matuidi. Payet is fun to watch.
France threaten for the first time after the break but an offside flag against Evra halts the attack.
Quiet start to the second half, with the visitors enjoying an early spell of possession.
Schalke's Choupo-Moting will hope to fare better than Salli in the second half.
Enoh comes off after a first-half performance that saw him produce some good and bad moments. Siani replaces him.
Kante replaces Diarra at the break to win his third cap.
France get the second half under way!
France have had more of the ball (59%), while both teams have had six attempts and two on target, so Cameroon may feel slightly hard done by to be behind. The start of the second half will be crucial if the visitors are to get back into the match.
That was an entertaining 45 minutes! Matuidi and Aboubakar exchanged strikes within two minutes of each other midway through the half and France gradually began to assert more control on proceedings, with Giroud's volley after great work from Pogba giving them the half-time advantage.
HALF-TIME! France go into the break with a 2-1 lead.
There will be two minutes of first-half stoppage-time.
Chedjou heads the free-kick clear for a corner, from which Koscielny heads well over the bar.
Chance for France shortly before the break as Aboubakar brings down Coman on the right-hand side near the byline.
Aboubakar is off-target from long-range, before Pogba's foul on Zoua presents Cameroon with a free-kick opportunity, but France comfortably deal with it as half-time approaches.
GOAL!!! Brilliant from France, who now lead 2-1. Pogba beats Enoh near the right touchline and whips in a magnificent deep cross, with an unmarked Giroud doing the rest with a left-footed volley into the bottom corner from eight yards.
That goal was all about Pogba, who worked an opening and produced a magnificent cross.
After a far from vintage start to the match, France are finally beginning to establish more control, with more purpose to their passing and attacking moves.
CHANCE! A magical piece of skill from Payet releases Matuidi, but Nyom gets back to make a crucial block. The corner is dealt with by the visitors.
Two bookings in quick succession for Cameroon. This time Nyom is in the referee's book after taking down Payet from behind.
BIG CHANCE!! Pogba heads inches wide from the resulting free-kick, which is impressively delivered by Payet. The Juventus star should have hit the target and had completely lost his marker!
First booking of the match as Enoh brings down Coman.
France have had 60% of the possession, but Cameroon have been the greater attacking threat. Many of the hosts' attacks have broken down in the final third.
Nyom and Evra go head-to-head near the touchline after a disagreement over a throw-in, but team-mates of both players calm the situation down.
Shortly after Giroud is off target with a header, France enjoy a good spell of pressure near the away box but Cameroon hold firm defensively.
There were exactly two minutes between the goals - this game has burst into life!
CHANCE! The corner from Ekambi finds its way through to Aboubakar but he cannot get clean contact on his left-footed effort and misses the target.
Salli's shot is blocked by Koscielny and Cameroon have a corner.
GOAL!!! France's opener came against the run of play and Cameroon have responded in style! Zoua applies the finishing touch from inside the six-yard box after Enoh's throughball had found Nyom and his square pass laid it on a plate for the forward.
A precise low pass from Nyom left Aboubakar with only Lloris to beat.
Coman played a huge part in the goal, beating his man before sending in an accurate cross.
GOAL!!! A good spell of passing from France near the Cameroon box eventually results in Coman getting to the byline. His cross picks out Matuidi and the PSG midfielder volleys past Ondoa from 10 yards. One shot, one goal for France.
CHANCE! Aboubakar flashes a header just over the crossbar after a swift turn and cross from strike partner Zoua created the opportunity.
Having almost fallen behind, France will want a spell of possession to establish control of the contest. Cameroon are well in this game at the moment.
BIG SAVE!! Cameroon launch a fast counterattack which eventually leads to Ekambi cutting inside from the left and unleashing a superb low shot that is pushed away from the bottom corner by Lloris at full stretch. The resulting corner comes to nothing and France survive.
Another free-kick opportunity for France around 35 yards from goal after Mandjeck brings down Coman. Payet's delivery is better this time but the visitors are able to clear, before Ondoa eventually claims.
Evra and Matuidi make good ground down the left but Payet's cross is overhit and comes to nothing. A relatively quiet start to proceedings in Nantes, with neither keeper called into action during the opening 10 minutes.
France are 21st in the FIFA rankings, while Cameroon are well down in 63rd position. Both sides will feel they are better than those positions.
Cameroon make some decent ground down the left, but Sagna is there to clear before any serious danger develops for the hosts.
Free-kick for France midway through the Cameroon half after Zoua is ruled to have fouled Diarra, but Payet's delivery is easily dealt with.
Evra gets forward for France and sees his threatening cross cleared away for a corner by Chedjou. The corner eventually comes to nothing, with Ondoa coming out to claim a high cross.
After a minute's silence for the late Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng, it is the visitors who get us under way.
The national anthems are over in front of a vocal crowd in Nantes. We are ready to go!
We are almost ready for kick-off in Nantes, the two teams are emerging from the tunnel and the national anthems are next up.
Porto's Vincent Aboubakar leads Cameroon's attack, while defender Adolphe Teikeu wins only his second cap. Midfielder Eyong Enoh is the most experienced starter with 53 caps.
With Jeremy Mathieu and Raphael Varane out injured for France, Adil Rami gets an opportunity to make the starting centre-back role alongside Laurent Koscielny his own. Anthony Martial is struggling with a thigh problem, meaning Kingsley Coman and Dimitri Payet will support Olivier Giroud in attack.
CAMEROON (4-2-3-1): Ondoa; Nyom, Chedjou, Teikeu, Oyongo; Mandjeck, Enoh; Salli, Ekambi, Zoua; Aboubakar.
FRANCE (4-3-3): Lloris, Sagna, Rami, Koscielny, Evra; Diarra, Matuidi, Pogba; Payet, Giroud, Coman.
Tonight's teams are in, let's see how the two sides will line up.
Nantes is hosting this match, but the city was not chosen as one of the 10 host venues for Euro 2016. France's next warm-up game against Scotland in Metz, which is also not a tournament location.
Cameroon, meanwhile, are preparing for their next African Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritania on Thursday. Hugo Broos' men are top of qualifying Group M with eight points from their first four matches.
France are favourites to win Euro 2016 on home soil and this is their first of two preparation matches ahead of the event. Didier Deschamps' men are in fine form, having won seven of their last eight games. The only defeat in that span came against England at Wembley. It is intriguing to see how Les Bleus fare tonight, will they continue to live up to the hype?
Hello and welcome to our live commentary of France versus Cameroon from Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes.