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Paul Pogba: France can win World Cup but need support from fans, media

France will travel to Russia this summer as one of the favourites to win the tournament as coach Didier Deschamps boasts one of the strongest squads in the competition on paper.

Despite their potential, however, France limped through qualifying, losing in Sweden before being held to a surprise goalless draw at home to Luxembourg among a string of unconvincing performances.

Their recent 3-2 defeat in a friendly at home to Colombia — a game in which France had led 2-0 — has raised more question marks over the team’s attitude, but Pogba remains confident he and his teammates have what it takes to claim their country’s second second World Cup tournament win.

“Of course,” said Pogba when asked if France have the potential to be World Cup winners. “We have the players, we have everything. It’s not just the players, you need a team.

“We have a good team too, but we need to work still, by playing matches like that. Against strong teams we have very good results, but against the not so strong teams, it’s been a bit more difficult. We have to learn from games like that.

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