Posted: Sunday May 27, 2012 9:41PM ; Updated: Sunday May 27, 2012 9:41PM

Ribery, France beat Iceland in Euro warmup

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VALENCIENNES, France (AP) -- Franck Ribery scored his first international goal in more than three years and Adil Rami had the late winner in France's 3-2 comeback victory over Iceland on Sunday in a European Championship warmup match.

Coach Laurent Blanc picked an experimental and attacking lineup, featuring several fringe players. The move backfired when Iceland went 2-0 in the first half on goals from Birkir Bjarnason and Ajax striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.

Right back Mathieu Debuchy made it 2-1 early in the second half, but France struggled until Ribery and striker Olivier Giroud came off the bench.

Giroud set up Ribery's 85th-minute goal with a chip over the defense, then showed great composure a minute later to head a cross down to Rami, who blasted home the ball.

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