Sissoko Soaring for Ambitious France

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Sissoko Soaring for Ambitious France
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Didier Deschamps saw it all in advance. In a midfield crowded like a rush-hour station against Switzerland, the France coach decided to drop gifted youngster Paul Pogba for the lower-key, less spectacular qualities of Moussa Sissoko. As a result, his side promptly recorded a resounding 5-2 victory – thanks in no small part to the Newcastle United man, who has taken to the FIFA World Cup™ stage with the same natural ease he has shown at every step of a career that began in Toulouse's youth ranks...

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