France Regained Their Smile On World Cup Soil: 3-1 Against Russia

◼️ With two goals from Mbappé and one from Pogba, the Didier Deschamps team won over the host of the World Cup in St. Petersburg.

After the shameful fall against Colombia at the Stade de France, the French national team regained confidence in their visit to Russia and won 3-1 against the host of the next World Cup.

The balance is more than positive for Didier Deschamps, as he counted on goals from two of his players who most needed a psyche, Kylian Mbappé and Paul Pogba.

The PSG striker, inconsequential in the elimination in Champions against Real Madrid, scored a double: he opened the account at 40 ‘and closed the score at 83’, after two good individual plays that counted on the collaboration of the local goalkeeper, Andrey Lunev (Zenit).

The midfielder of Manchester United, strongly criticized by the English and French press and relegated in the consideration of José Mourinho, scored the second goal with an exquisite free kick at the start of the complement.

Those led by Stanislav Cherchesov, who fell 0-3 against Brazil, suffered again the difference of category with the highest powers, and must raise much the level to overcome Group A they share with Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

France, rival of Peru, Australia and Denmark, still has three friendlies before the start of the WC: with Ireland on May 28 in Saint Denis; with Italy, on June 1, in Nice; and with the United States, on June 9, in Lyon.

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