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Furious Paul Pogba storms on to pitch from the bench to confront Iceland players after tough tackle on France team-mate Kylian Mbappe

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/10/2018 Nathan Salt For Mailonline
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Paul Pogba was left seething with Iceland's players as he stormed onto the pitch following a nasty challenge on France team-mate Kylian Mbappe.

Didier Deschamps' World Cup winners wererescued from embarrassment by Mbappe's last-minute penalty after they had fallen two behind to the minnows in Guingamp.

But Pogba, who had been taken off midway through the second half, was in no mood for pleasantries after Iceland midfielder Runar Mar Sigurjonsson kicked out twice as Mbappe raced down the wing in stoppage-time.

The France bench were furious at the cynical challenges and Manchester United midfielder Pogba led the arguments with the referee as he was ushered back to his seat from the pitch.

Team-mate Raphael Varane was one of the peace-makers trying to diffuse the angry confrontation. 

Sigurjonsson was swiftly shown a yellow card for his late tackle as Mbappe was treated for the foul. The striker is expected to be fine to take on Germany in the Nations League on Tuesday, however.

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It was a carnival atmosphere before the match as fans in Guingamp got a glimpse of the World Cup trophy.

But the partisan home crowd were soon stunned when the visitors raced into a two-goal lead through Birkir Bjarnarsson and Kari Arnason.

It took an own goal from Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson and a late penalty from Mbappe to level, and Deschamps will know a much-improved performance will be required when Joachim Low's Germany make the short trip across the border on Tuesday for their Nations League match. 


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