United, France Star Paul Pogba Stripped of Game Winning Goal vs Australia

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Manchester United and France star Paul Pogba has been stripped of the game winning goal that he “scored” yesterday in Les Bleus’ 2-1 win over Australia. The 81′ scoring strike has now been re-credited as an own goal to Aziz Behich.

France of course gets to keep all three points from the match, which is of course what’s most important. Pogba’s club manager, doing punditry for RT this World Cup, summarized the goal thusly:

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“For me, it’s not about the goal. I think it’s an own goal, but it’s the action. It’s the determination of making it happen.”

“The majority of French players were too comfortable or not wanting to risk too much, or not confident enough to make things happen.

“[Kylian] Mbappe didn’t have a great game, nor Ousmane Dembele or Antoine Griezmann.

“That’s what people used to call the box-to-box midfielders. And in this case, that was the action of an attacking part of box-to-box. It’s a pity it wasn’t a clean shot to make it a brilliant goal, but it got them the three points.”

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Pogba and France will next take on Peru in group play on Thursday.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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