Paul Pogba unleashes a ferocious blast from long range for France against the Netherlands to score in World Cup qualifying.

By The SI Staff
October 10, 2016

Paul Pogba has his share of critics for his play so far at Manchester United following his world-record signing this summer, but there was absolutely nothing bad that could be said about his long-range effort for France in Monday's World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands. 

Pogba took a pass from Dimitri Payet an unleashed a blast from some 35 yards that Maarten Stekelenburg simply could not handle, giving Les Bleus the 1-0 lead in Amsterdam in a vital early match in group play. The goal, which stood up in France's 1-0 victory, was his first goal for France in five games, with his last coming in the Euro 2016 quarterfinals against Iceland.

After three qualifiers, France and Sweden top Group A with seven points, while the Netherlands sits in third with four.

Bulgaria (three points), Belarus (two) and Luxembourg (one) complete the six-team group.

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