Everton Striker Tosun Nets For Turkey

Cenk Tosun scored one goal and created another as the Everton striker returned to Turkey's national team following a 13-month absence for a 3-3 friendly draw with Croatia.

The 29-year-old, earning his 43rd senior cap, opened the scoring from the penalty spot after being fouled in the box by Domagoj Vida on 23 minutes.

Croatia replied nine minutes later in Istanbul through forward Ante Budimir and the visitors equalised a second time when Atalanta midfielder Mario Pasalic struck eight minutes after half-time to cancel out Deniz Turuc's 40th-minute effort.

Turkey fell behind when Josip Brekalo, the Wolfsburg winger, scored after 56 minutes.

Tosun, captaining his country, orchestrated his team's leveller just two minutes later.

Playing on his old Besiktas Vodafone Park stomping ground, Tosun supplied the assist for Cengiz Under, the Roma attacker on loan at Leicester City, to convert.

Tosun, who last played for his country in October 2019, was replaced by Getafe striker Enes Unal with 27 minutes remaining.

The centre-forward has appeared from the bench in Everton's past two Premier League games after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in March.

Turkey stay at home for a Nations League meeting with Russia on Sunday, then travel to Hungary for a game in the same competition three days later.

Everton left-back Lucas Digne, meanwhile, completed 90 minutes as France were shocked by Finland in a Paris friendly encounter.

Didier Deschamps' side dominated the contest, hogging 72 per cent of possession and aiming 24 shots to Finland's six.

The away team were more ruthless than their world champion hosts, however, and the outcome was determined in a three-minute first-half period.

Brentford forward Marcus Forss netted on 28 minutes and Scotland-born midfielder Onni Valakari pounced for the Finns' second soon after.

France visit Portugal for a Nations League match on Saturday and finish their group campaign at home to Sweden three days later.