Oct 11, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
France
2-1
Portugal
Benzema (3'), Pogba (69')
Cabaye (28'), Mangala (33')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Quaresma (77' pen.)

Paul Pogba denies Patrice Evra rift during France win over Portugal

Pogba denies Evra rift during France win
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Paul Pogba denies that he argued with France teammate Patrice Evra during last night's 2-1 win over Portugal.

Paul Pogba has played down suggestions that he argued with France teammate Patrice Evra during last night's 2-1 win over Portugal.

The pair were seen to be exchanging words during the friendly after Pogba lost possession, but the Juventus midfielder has denied talk of a rift with his club and international teammate.

"I wanted to change the play but I did not see the pass, so I kept the ball. I slipped and lost the ball," he told RMC.

"Pat did not come over to scold me; he came to encourage me. There was no argument.

"As I often say, this is my 'Uncle Pat' and he came to tell me it was not serious and that I should continue as I was doing, as he always done in the past. I was a little bummed about losing the ball, but football is like that."

Pogba scored France's second against Portugal after Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had opened the scoring.

France's forward Karim Benzema after an own goal during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
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