Deschamps talks up France despite defeat

Deschamps focused on France's improvement in the second half despite conceding twice, with the 46-year-old arguing his team controlled possession better than before the break and had a number of chances to level the match at 2-2 before Luiz Gustavo clinched the win for Brazil.

The former defensive midfielder and World Cup-winning captain also bemoaned Brazil's first goal, which cancelled out Raphael Varane's opener for France, with both Roberto Firmino and Oscar benefiting from ricochets before the latter scored.

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