Reason why Pogba may face UEFA sanction

Europe By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/10/2018

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could face UEFA sanction after storming onto the pitch from the bench to confront Iceland players over tough tackle on France team-mate Kylian Mbappe in the 2-2 draw at Thursday evening’s Friendly in Guingamp.

The visitors had taken a surprise two-goal lead, but Paris Saint-Germain forward who second-half appearances coming in for Antoine Griezmann in the 60th minute inspired an unlikely comeback from the out-of-sorts world champions.

However, Pogba who was replaced by Tanguy Ndombele Alvaro midway through the second part of the game but one time most expensive player in the world furious reaction from the French players, with Manchester United star storm onto the pitch to confront Iceland’s heavy-handed players after Iceland midfielder Runar Mar Sigurjonsson kicked out twice as Mbappe raced down the wing in stoppage-time.

Iceland denied France first win in 10 matches, a run stretching back almost a year, emotions were running high and Runar Mar Sigurjonsson vented his frustrations with a poor challenge.

Les Bleus are back in action in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday, and Didier Deschamps had not started Mbappe against Iceland to keep him fit and fresh for facing Germany, having complained of discomfort in his thigh in training this week.