PARIS – The football boots with which Paul Pogba effectively won the World Cup for France last year were sold for €30 000 (about R479 000) at a Paris auction on Monday.
The Manchester United midfielder, who scored France’s third goal in the 4-2 victory over Croatia, had donated them to a French charity which helps high school students from tough areas.
Christie’s auction house had hoped that the boots would go for between €35 000 and €50 000.
Pogba, who grew up on a deprived estate in the Paris suburbs, also donated the France shirt he wore during the team’s victory over Iceland in the Euro 2016 quarter-final, in which he also scored.
It sold for €4 000 – four times the estimation.