Federation Internationale de Football Association take away Pogba's goal for France

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Pogba came in for some criticism in the aftermath of France's below-par performance in their 2-1 World Cup win over Australia earlier this afternoon, but Ibrahimovic was quick to point the finger at Pogba's teammates and their performances rather than Pogba's display in the middle of the park.

The goal was originally credited to Paul Pogba but Federation Internationale de Football Association have since confirmed that while Pogba did get a touch, it wasn't going towards goal until it took a deflection off Behich.

The Manchester United midfielder looked to have found the back of the net in Les Bleus' World Cup opening match on Saturday, after a collision in the box with Aziz Behich resulting in the ball clipping the bar and crossing the line.

He said: "Everyone knows Paul".

"He has a lot of quality". I think it's an own goal, but it's the action. Away from the pitch, he has his own character, he is a match victor, a great professional. The former Swedish worldwide said: "I don't read a lot of media, but when I do see a lot of critics against him, but obviously when you make as much money as he does, people will criticise you". Because they bought him for £100m people expect him to score three every game. Paul is a match victor, he gives everything to win.

And Pogba, who is now on global duty with France, believes there is no player who receives more criticism than him following France's opening World Cup win. "He helped us a lot yesterday".

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