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Pogba: 'We haven't won the World Cup'
by Paul Kennedy, May 27th, 2014 8:14PM
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[WORLD CUP 2014 FRIENDLIES] France gave a thoroughly impressive performance in its first World Cup warm-up match, thrashing Norway, 4-0, at the Stade de France. Olivier Giroud scored two goals, and wingers Antoine Griezmann and Mathieu Valbuena, who had three assists, had excellent games for the Bleus in the absence of stars Franck Ribery and Karin Benzema.

Juventus star Paul Pogba and sub Loic Remy also scored for France, which plays Paraguay in Nice and Jamaica in Lille before heading to Brazil for the World Cup.

"We haven't won the World Cup," said Pogba. Other players also tried to downplay the importance of the win. "It was only a friendly," said Griezmann. "We can't rest here."

JAPAN-CYPRUS. Schalke defender Atsuto Uchida scored the lone goal as Japan began its World Cup preparations with a 1-0 win over Cyprus at the Saitama Stadium.

PRE-WORLD CUP, Results:
May 27 in San Francisco
USA 2 Azerbaijan 0
May 27 in Saitama
Japan 1 Cyprus 0
May 27 in St. Denis
France 4 Norway 0
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May 26 in Kufstein
Cameroon 2 Macedonia 0
May 26 in Hartberg
Iran 0 Montenegro 0
May 26 in St. Petersburg
Russia 1 Slovakia 0
May 26 in Sydney
Australia 1 South Africa 1
May 26 in Genk
Belgium 5 Luxembourg 1
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May 18 in Kapfenberg
Iran 0 Belarus 0.
May 17 in Amsterdam
Netherlands 1 Ecuador 1.
May 13 in Hamburg
Germany 0 Poland 0.

PRE-WORLD CUP, Schedule:
May 28 in Mexico City
Mexico vs. Israel
May 28 in Seoul
South Korea vs. Tunisia
May 28 in London
Nigeria vs. Scotland
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May 29 in Kufstein
Cameroon vs. Paraguay
May 29 in Washington, D.C.
Honduras vs. Turkey
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May 30 in St. Louis
Bosnia & Herzegovina vs. Ivory Coast
May 30 in Montevideo
Uruguay vs. Northern Ireland
May 30 in Hartberg
Iran vs. Angola
May 30 in Santiago
Chile vs. Egypt
May 30 in Seville
Spain vs. Bolivia
May 30 in London
England vs. Peru
May 30 in Lucerne
Switzerland vs. Jamaica
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May 31 in Arlington, Texas
Mexico vs. Ecuador
May 31 in Osijek
Croatia vs. Mali
May 31 in Oslo
Norway vs. Russia
May 31 in Sion
Algeria vs. Armenia
May 31 in Lisbon
Portugal vs. Greece
May 31 in London
Italy vs. Ireland
May 31 in Rotterdam
Netherlands vs. Ghana
May 31 in Buenos Aires
Colombia vs. Senegal
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June 1 in Harrison, N.J.
USA vs. Turkey
June 1 in Stockholm
Sweden vs. Belgium
June 1 in Houston
Honduras vs. Israel
June 1 in Moenchengladbach
Germany vs. Cameroon
June 1 in Nice
France vs. Paraguay
June 2 in Tampa, Fla.

Costa Rica vs. Japan
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June 3 in Goiania
Brazil vs. Panama
June 3 in Chester, Pa.

Greece vs. Nigeria
June 3 in Chicago
Mexico vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina
June 3 in Lucerne
Switzerland vs. Peru
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June 4 in Frisco, Texas
Ivory Coast vs. El Salvador
June 4 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
England vs. Ecuador
June 4 in La Plata
Argentina vs. Trinidad & Tobago
June 4 in Montevideo
Uruguay vs. Slovenia
June 4 in Valparaiso
Chile vs. Northern Ireland
June 4 in Verona
Italy vs. Luxembourg
June 4 in Amsterdam
Netherlands vs. Wales
June 4 in Geneva
Algeria vs. Romania
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June 6 in Foxboro, Mass.
Portugal vs. Mexico
June 6 in Harrison, N.J.
Greece vs. Bolivia
June 6 in Salvador
Croatia vs. Australia
June 6 in Sao Paulo
Brazil vs. Serbia
June 6 in Moscow
Russia vs. Morocco
June 6 in Tampa, Fla.
Japan vs. Zambia
June 6 in Mainz
Germany vs. Armenia
June 6 in Buenos Aires
Colombia vs. Jordan
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June 7 in Jacksonville, Fla.
USA vs. Nigeria
June 7 in Buenos Aires
Argentina vs. Slovenia
June 7 in Brussels
Belgium vs. Tunisia
June 7 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
England vs. Honduras
June 7 in Landover, Md.
Spain vs. El Salvador
June 7 in Foxboro, Mass.
Costa Rica vs. Ireland
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June 8 in Sao Paulo
Iran vs. Trinidad & Tobago
June 8 in Lille

France vs. Jamaica
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June 9 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Ghana vs. South Korea
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June 10 in East Rutherford, N.J.


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