France stars including Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann enjoy movie night as they relax before the World Cup
- Members of the France squad enjoyed a movie night at their hotel in Russia
- Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Olivier Giroud were all in attendance
- France get their World Cup campaign underway on Saturday against Australia
England stars play Fortnite in their downtime but it was different for the France squad on Monday as they enjoyed a movie night.
Olivier Giroud, Benjamin Mendy, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Steven N’Zonzi were also in attendance, with Mendy posting a picture on Instagram.
Seven French stars were among those in attendance at the movie night. (Front row, left to right: Benjamin Mendy (No 22), Olivier Giroud (No 9), Kylian Mbappe (No 10) and Ousmane Dembele (No 11). Back row, left to right: Steve N’Zonzi (No 15), Paul Pogba (No 6) and Antoine Griezmann (No 7)
The players were each given pillows with their squad numbers on them.
Didier Deschamps’ side aren’t in action until Saturday, when they take on Australia, so they have plenty of time to relax.
Earlier in the day Pogba, Griezmann and Mbappe were among those involved in training
FRANCE’S WORLD CUP GROUP GAMES
June 16 – Australia – Kazan Arena – 11am
June 21 – Peru – Ekaterinburg Arena – 4pm
June 26 – Denmark – Luzhniki Stadium – 3pm
France had to come from behind in their final warm-up game against the United States on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe equalised in the 78th minute to secure a 1-1 draw.
Despite always going into tournaments as one of the strongest sides, France have only won the World Cup once in their history, with that success coming 20 years ago.
Les Bleus will be determined to go one better at this tournament than they did at Euro 2016, when they were beaten in the final by Portugal.
Deschamps has a very exciting squad at his disposal containing a mix of experienced stars and talented youngsters.
In addition to Australia, France will face Peru and Denmark in their other two group games.
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