France 0-2 Finland: Marcus Forss and Onni Valakari score

France 0-2 Finland: Paul Pogba’s season goes from bad to worse as he captains world champions to SHOCK defeat in Paris against No 55-ranked minnows

  • France suffered a shock defeat as they were beaten 2-0 by Finland in a friendly 
  • Marcus Forss put Finland ahead in 28th minute and then Onni Valakari scored
  • Paul Pogba captained a France side who were unable to stage a comeback 
  • France suffered their first defeat since June 2019, when they lost to Turkey

France suffered a shock defeat as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Finland in a friendly.

Marcus Forss put Finland ahead in the 28th minute with debutant Onni Valakari proceeding to make it 2-0 just three minutes later. 

France who are ranked second in the world and were captained by Paul Pogba, were unable to stage a comeback against the team ranked 55th.  

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France stars including Olivier Giroud are left dejected after Finland scored their second goal

Martial was frustrated as France were unable to force their way back into the game v Finland

Marcus Forss celebrates after he gave Finland a surprise lead against France in Paris

Forss (centre) is congratulated by his jubilant team-mates after his goal put Finland ahead

France: Mandanda, Dubois (Aguilar 71), Zouma, Lenglet (Varane 80), Digne, Sissoko, Nzonzi, Pogba (Kante 57), Thuram, Ben Yedder (Griezmann 57), Giroud (Martial 57)

Subs not used: Costil, Tolisso, Kimpembe, Coman, Rabiot, Hernandez, Maignan. 

Finland: Joronen, Vaisanen (Ajauuri 75), O’Shaughnessy, Ojala (Tovio 66), Hamalainen, Forss, Kauko, Karjalainen (Kamara 67), Schuller (Pukki 80), Niskanen (Alho 67), Valakari (Taylor 75)

Subs not used: Hradecky, Uronen, Pohjanpalo, Lod, Jaakola, Soiri 

Goals: Forss 28, Valakari 31

In the 57th minute France brought on Anthony Martial, Antoine Griezmann and N’Golo Kante




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