Russian Federation 1-3 France: 5 talking points

Russia vs France MUTV Live stream

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France starts their World Cup campaign on June 16 against Australia, before facing Peru and Denmark, while hosts Russian Federation open against Saudi Arabia on June 14, with Egypt and Uruguay also in their group.

Pogba lined the ball up for a free kick fully 30 yards from goal, before firing an inch-perfect dead ball past the keeper.

The pair linked up together for Les Bleus on Tuesday night as the team earned a 3-1 victory over Russian Federation in an global friendly in St Petersburg.

Russia, who were humbled 3-0 by Brazil on Friday, did little to show they could go past the group phase at the World Cup after failing to make the knockouts in their last three appearances at major championships.

According to French media, Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembélé were targeted by some fans in Saint Petersburg's Krestovski stadium with chants of "monkey, monkey" during the game.

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Mourinho has spoken to Didier Deschamps about the situation, and the France boss echoed his sentiments by dropping Pogba for the country's first friendly against Colombia, which they ended up losing 3-2.

Yahoo! also claim that Mourinho and Deschamps are both in agreement over the "need to press Pogba" to get his mind back on perfecting his game.

When he was the most expensive transfer in history from Juventus in the summer of 2016, it was a homecoming for the France global, and he was pegged as the midfield maestro to lead the Red Devils back to European glory. "So close to the World Cup, questions are being asked as to why it wasn't dealt with as it occurred during play".

Russia's home opener at the World Cup will be against Saudi Arabia, taking place on the 14th of June.