Russian Federation 1-3 France: 5 talking points

Paul Pogba's skills

2018 World Cup hosts Russia, who will be in Group A alongside Egypt, fell by a score of 3-1 to the French National Team in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Then, soon after the break, Pogba curled home a handsome free-kick from all of 30 yards.

Mbappe and Paul Pogba struck either side of half-time to put France in control and although Fyodor Smolov pulled one back for Russia, Mbappe's late second ensured a deserved win for Didier Deschamps' side.

If United can cement a midfield built around Pogba and make it a success, the Reds have the potential to demolish teams.

Pogba hadn't grabbed a goal and an assist in a game for United since November 18 of previous year - the last time he actually scored a goal.

Pogba has played 27 games for United so far this season, scoring three goals and assisting a further 10 strikes.

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Japan lose to Ukraine in World Cup warm-up World Cup-bound Japan were left in no doubt about the large task ahead of them in Russian Federation after being outplayed by Ukraine and losing 2-1 in a friendly.

Russian Federation open the World Cup against Saudi Arabia in Moscow on June 14, before completing their Group A campaign by facing Egypt and Uruguay.

Following this, Pogba doubled France's lead early in the second half, courtesy of a brilliant free-kick.

The Japanese used Standard Liege's stadium as their base for two warm-up games having snatched a last-gasp draw with Mali on Friday.

The forward quickly signalled his discomfort to the bench, though, Lemar taking his place as PSG boss Unai Emery and Deschamps face a wait to learn the extent of the problem, although the 19-year-old appeared relaxed in his immediate post-match interview.

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