World Cup 2014: Paul Pogba told by France team-mates to stay calm

World Cup 2014: Paul Pogba and Wilson Palacios avoid red cards

France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been warned to stay calm for the remainder of the Brazil World Cup.

The 21-year-old reacted to provocation by Honduras midfielder Wilson Palacios by kicking out during the first half of Sunday's 3-0 victory in Group E.

Both players escaped with a yellow card at the Porto Alegre stadium.

"I did not warn him but Yohan Cabaye and Patrice Evra did, to tell him it was forbidden for us to finish with 10 men," said manager Didier Deschamps.

"We must have control, and that is not just relevant to Paul."

"Pogba suffered a foul and there was a gesture of reaction," added Deschamps.

France were on the end of several stern challenges from Honduras - who themselves finished with 10 men - and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was another player to counsel Pogba.

"We all had a word for Paul at half-time," Lloris told L'Equipe. "He is still young ... but the message before the game was not to succumb to provocation."

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