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Pogba improves but France held 1-1 by US

AFP  |  D'Cines-Charpieu 

put in an improved performance but looked flat in a 1-1 warm-up draw against the in on Saturday.

gave the US, who failed to make it to Russia, the lead on the of half-time but teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe equalised for the hosts.

had been jeered a week ago in a 3-1 victory over but it was his pass that teed up Mbappe to save face for the Euro 2016 finalists in a match they were expected to win.

With perhaps one eye on their opening clash against Australia, 2-1 winners over earlier in the day, on June 16, were pedestrian for long periods.

"We lacked a bit of juice. But we created enough chances to win," said on TF1.

"But that's the way it goes, against a young team that was very generous, who didn't leave us a lot of space and tried to defend well."

Crucially, though, battled hard defensively, took charge offensively and played some clever passes. will expect more of the same in

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 10:15 IST