Kylian Mbappe bags brace as France ease past Russian Federation

France reached the 2016 European Championship final thanks in part to Pogba, but lost 3-2 to Colombia in their most recent worldwide friendly.

Fedor Smolov did pull one back for Russian Federation, but Kylian Mbappe doubled his tally for the match to make the result safe and leave Deschamps happy with his players' efforts at the Petrovsky Stadium.

With CSKA and Spartak defenders Viktor Vasin and Georgi Dzhikiya out with injuries as well as Zenit's forward Alexander Kokorin, Russia will likely once again depend on Fyodor Smolov up front.

Watch Pogba's free-kick in the video below.

France coach Didier Deschamps praised Pogba after he teed up Kylian Mbappe for France's first goal and scored a free kick to register a goal and an assist in an global for the first time.

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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.

From there, he was able to slide an inch-perfect pass to Kylian Mbappe to score the opening goal of the game shortly before half-time.

Russia, beaten 3-0 by Brazil in Moscow on Friday, have now failed to win any of their last seven matches, while France bounced back from their 3-2 defeat to Colombia in Paris.

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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.

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