World champions France rescued themselves from an embarrassing defeat by Iceland yesterday with two goals in the last five minutes, including a last-gasp penalty from substitute Kylian Mbappe, to secure a 2-2 friendly draw at the Stade du Roudourou in Guingamp.
But Pogba, who had been replaced midway through the second half, lost his cool after Iceland midfielder Runar Mar Sigurjonsson kicked out twice as Mbappe darted down the win in search for a winner.
Furious at the challenge, Manchester United man Pogba stormed onto the pitch to defend his team-mate.
He angrily confronted Iceland players and the referee after the cynical challenge on Mbappe.
The incident led to Pogba remonstrating with the match official as he made his feelings known after the nasty tackle.
Team-mate Raphael Varane played peacemaker and restrained Pogba in an attempt to diffuse the situation.
The 25-year-old could be handed a retrospective punishment as a result of his shocking outburst.
Overall, it wasn’t a brilliant evening for Pogba who struggled against his Icelandic opposition in a deep midfield position alongside Roma’s Steven N’Zonzi.
The unfamiliar pairing saw Blaise Matuidi and N’Golo Kante both start on the bench.
And fans were quick to pick up on why Pogba and France struggled against Iceland.
“France getting it. No Kante to cover Pogba,” one fan wrote.
Another said: “Pogba disasterclass whilst they have Kante and my favourite son on the bench?”
“Pogba not looking so good without Kante next to him…” a third fan commented.