Mbappe scores twice as France beats Russian Federation in friendly

International Friendly Pogba on point as Les Bleus defeat Russia

Pogba set up Mbappe's opener and then curled home a long-range free-kick.

Again dribbling past the hapless Neustaedter, the Paris Saint-Germain forward knocked the ball through goalkeeper Lunyov's legs.

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

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Mbappe sealed the win seven minutes from fulltime with his second goal of the night.

Russian Federation had the first big chance of a boring first half in the 15th minute when Smolov's shot from point-blank range was parried away by France keeper Hugo Loris.

If the 19-year-old can carry on that sort of display and match up to Zidane's performances, France will be one of the favourites for the World Cup.

Russian Federation are now winless in five matches, including draws with Iran and Spain and losses to Argentina and Brazil, since beating South Korea 4-2 last October.

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Unless you've been under a rock for a good few weeks, you'll be well aware that things haven't been going too smoothly for Paul Pogba.

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"It was heated between us a couple of times, but Jose will never attack people he doesn't like,"Drogba told Telefoot".

France has remaining friendlies against the Republic of Ireland, Italy and the United States before opening World Cup play against Australia on June 16.

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.

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