- France have crashed out of the 2020 EURO championship after losing on penalties against Switzerland in round of 16
- The defeat was a disappointing one for the world champions in which some players blamed Paul Pogba in the dressing room
- Manchester United star Paul Pogba was blamed for not covering well for the defenders in the knockout game
France coach Didier Deschamps and midfielder Paul Pogba reportedly clashed after the EURO 2020 round of 16 defeat against Switzerland in which the world champions lost on penalties.
Football fans never thought France would suffer a defeat in the encounter considering their status as world champions, and they indeed started the match impressively netting the first goal.
With few minutes to the end of the encounter, France were still leading, but they allowed Swiss players to come back into the game as the regulation time ended 3-3.
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They went on for penalties before Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe lost the kick that sent France out of the championship.
GMS particularly quoted reporter Tarrago who explained what actually happened after the encounter.
"Deschamps requested for the team to be secure to keep the result at 3-1. But the midfielder thought he had to keep attacking. In short, this meeting was very tense and from all points of view."
The report added that Adrien Rabiot, Raphael Varane and Benjamin Pavard were all reportedly unhappy with Paul Pogba for his contributions in defence.
The world champions were knocked out of the tournament by Switzerland in a pulsating penalty shootout despite initially leading 3-1 with 10 minutes of regulation time to go.
Pogba was in glittering form for his country in the group stage and scored a stunning goal against Switzerland with an audacious shot from outside the penalty area.
The Frenchman’s beautiful goal amounted to nothing as France were eventually pegged back by Switzerland, who scored two late goals to force the game to extra time.
Barely 48 hours after the defeat and Pogba broke his silence with a message to his followers on social media.