World Cup: Paul Pogba earns France narrow win over the Netherlands

    Paul Pogba is mobbed by his teammates after scoring France's winning goal.

    Story highlights

    • Netherlands 0-1 France
    • Paul Pogba gives French narrow win
    • Benteke scores fastest qualifying goal in history for Belgium
    • Ronaldo plays second fiddle for Portugal

    (CNN)France continued on its road to Euro 2016 redemption with victory over the Netherlands in Amsterdam, as the Oranje's recent revival looks in danger of becoming a false dawn.

    Paul Pogba's 30th minute missile was enough to give Didier Deschamps' side victory and maintain its unbeaten run since that painful final defeat against Portugal on home soil.
    While neither side set the Amsterdam Arena alight, few would argue France was undeserving of the three points as the Netherlands, a flurry of late chances aside, rarely looked like threatening.
    "This is an important victory, it is deserved," Deschamps told French television. "We could have scored more goals. In the second half we had less possession, less control but coming to win here is good knowing we did not have the desired result in the first game (0-0 vs. Belarus).