France Right Back Pavard Hits Absurdly Perfect Volley Against Argentina

A thrilling first half saw Argentina and France level at 1-1 thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Angel Di Maria. Then two right backs took over the scoring, first Gabriel Mercado and then the insanely perfect Benjamin Pavard goal vs Argentina on Saturday.

Argentina's Mercado scored more out of the fortune of being on Lionel Messi's team than anything else, turning in a shot from the No. 10 to give Argentina a 2-1 lead in the 48th minute. 

If France Can’t Figure These 3 Things Out, Argentina Just Might Do This

As frustrating as it was to watch (the 78,000 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow deserve a refund), France’s scoreless draw against Denmark — our first of the tournament — wasn’t hard to predict. Les Bleus wanted top spot in Group C and Denmark loves nothing more than an amicable bit of chumminess, and so that’s how it played out.

Kylian Mbappe Becomes France’s Youngest World Cup Goalscorer

19-year-old PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, already the game’s second-most expensive player ever and the winner of the prestigious 2017 Golden Boy award, has become the youngest goalscorer for France at any major international tournament after opening the scoring for Les Bleus against Peru.

Olivier Giroud Is The Most Important Player At The World Cup

There’s no more important player at the World Cup than Olivier Giroud. France, one of the favorites, has looked terrible thus far. They struggled past a turgid Australian side thanks to a deflected goal and a penalty. There’s no doubt that France has one of the best squads at the tournament, but it really doesn’t look it at the moment. 

Paul Pogba Salary 2018, Net Worth And Contract Breakdown

As Manchester United’s second highest-paid player, the Paul Pogba salary 2018 and net worth totals are pretty staggering. The 25-year-old French midfielder was the world’s most expensive player as recently as 2016, and he’s arguably the face of Adidas football when Lionel Messi is factored out of the conversation. But how much does Pogba earn per year? 

Paul Pogba Salary 2018 And Net Worth 

Paul Pogba Salary and Contract

Neymar’s Net Worth And Salary, Explained

Neymar net worth and salary is pretty astounding for a 26-year-old. According to Forbes, the Brazilian forward takes home an annual paycheck of roughly $90 million per year. The former Barcelona attacker shocked the world with his record-shattering transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, and he’s taking home massive wages from both his club side and his bevy of sponsors and endorsements.    

World Cup Foreign-Born Players Make Up 11 Percent Of Rosters

It's often the case that professional soccer players have the option of competing for more than one national team. That option is commonly the result of a player being born in a different country than where he was raised. This year's World Cup foreign-born players account for 11 percent of total roster spots.

U.S. Should Be A World Cup Favorite After 1-1 Draw With France

Before the USMNT vs France match on Saturday in Lyon the stadium PA played the Gloria Gaynor classic “I Will Survive.” You had to wonder if the kids Dave Sarachan opted to play could survive against the most valuable World Cup squad. The kids did one better than survive — they tied the team many consider a World Cup favorite 1-1. 

France’s Trident Of Griezmann, Dembélé And Mbappé Looked As Good As It Sounds Against Italy

A front line of Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé and Kylian Mbappé sounds terrifying. Italy just found out exactly how terrifying. The three-man attack played a key role in all three goals in a 3-1 win for France vs Italy in a pre-World Cup friendly in Nice on Friday evening. 

France manager Didier Deschamps started the fearsome forward trio against Italy’s generally well-regarded back line in Les Bleus’ penultimate warm-up match for the World Cup. 

This Team Of World Cup Snubs Would Probably Win The Whole Thing

The World Cup contenders have all released their provisional rosters for Russia, and it's clear that a few countries have an embarrassment of footballing riches. Led mostly by French and Spanish players, the following team comprised of World Cup snubs could make some serious noise if granted a wildcard into the tournament (get on it, FIFA).