Paul Pogba buys France team World Cup rings to commemorate 2018 victory
Last Updated: 21/03/19 2:26pm
Paul Pogba has splashed out on diamond-encrusted rings for the entire France team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
The Manchester United midfielder commissioned the specially-made jewellery, a tradition more commonly adopted by American sports teams, to commemorate France's success at the tournament in Russia last summer.
Pogba scored in the final as France defeated Croatia 4-2 in Moscow to win the trophy for the second time in the country's history.
The 26-year-old presented the rings to his team-mates after joining up with the squad for international duty this week.
"It's a small gesture after winning a World Cup with great players," Pogba said at a press conference on Wednesday.
"I consider them my family. It's a small gift from me. A small gesture like that is nothing because a World Cup is for life. This ring you can lose, but the World Cup you do not lose that."
Pogba took to his Instagram account to share a photo of the France squad posing with their new jewellery, along with a close-up look at his ring.
Pictured alongside Pogba in another Instagram post, fellow France midfielder Blaise Matuidi said: "Unforgettable gift for an unforgettable memory. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the jewellery."