International Friendlies

Russia 1-3 France

Paul Pogba scored a 30-yard free-kick and Kylian Mbappe netted twice as France beat World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in St Petersburg.

Didier Deschamps made seven changes from the side that lost 3-2 to Colombia on Friday, including midfielder Pogba being recalled from the bench.

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

Fedor Smolov pulled one back from close range before Mbappe added a late third through keeper Andrey Lunyov's legs.

This was the first France game in which Manchester United's Pogba has scored and assisted a goal.



Formation 3-5-2

  • 99Lunev
  • 14Granat
  • 3Neustädter
  • 13KudryashovSubstituted forCheryshevat 83'minutes
  • 19SamedovSubstituted forSmolnikovat 45'minutes
  • 21ErokhinSubstituted forShvetsat 76'minutes
  • 10DzagoevSubstituted forAn Miranchukat 54'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 17Golovin
  • 18ZhirkovSubstituted forRauschat 45'minutes
  • 11Smolov
  • 15Al MiranchukSubstituted forZabolotnyat 66'minutesBooked at 67mins


  • 1Akinfeev
  • 4Kutepov
  • 5Semenov
  • 6Shvets
  • 8Glushakov
  • 16An Miranchuk
  • 22Rausch
  • 23Kombarov
  • 24Zabolotny
  • 27Cheryshev
  • 28Smolnikov
  • 30Gabulov


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Pavard
  • 21Koscielny
  • 5UmtitiSubstituted forKimpembeat 80'minutes
  • 22Hernández
  • 6Pogba
  • 13KantéSubstituted forTolissoat 66'minutes
  • 15RabiotSubstituted forMatuidiat 81'minutes
  • 11DembéléSubstituted forGiroudat 72'minutes
  • 10MbappéBooked at 52minsSubstituted forLemarat 86'minutes
  • 20MartialSubstituted forGriezmannat 58'minutes


  • 3Kimpembe
  • 4Varane
  • 7Griezmann
  • 8Lemar
  • 9Giroud
  • 12Tolisso
  • 14Matuidi
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Digne
  • 19Sidibe
  • 23Areola
  • 24Ben Yedder
Gediminas Mazeika

Match Stats

Home TeamRussiaAway TeamFrance
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Russia 1, France 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Russia 1, France 3.

  3. Post update

    Benjamin Pavard (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Denis Cheryshev (Russia).

  5. Post update

    Lucas Hernández (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Fedor Smolov (Russia).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fedor Smolov (Russia) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Denis Cheryshev.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Thomas Lemar replaces Kylian Mbappé.

  9. Post update

    Offside, France. Lucas Hernández tries a through ball, but Olivier Giroud is caught offside.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Russia 1, France 3. Kylian Mbappé (France) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Russia. Denis Cheryshev replaces Fyodor Kudryashov.

  12. Booking

    Anton Miranchuk (Russia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Lucas Hernández (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Anton Miranchuk (Russia).

  15. Post update

    Olivier Giroud (France) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Anton Shvets (Russia).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Blaise Matuidi replaces Adrien Rabiot.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Presnel Kimpembe replaces Samuel Umtiti.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fedor Smolov (Russia) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anton Miranchuk.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Russia. Conceded by Lucas Hernández.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 27th March 2018

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