Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been left out of the France squad after testing positive for corona virus. The 27-year-old had been named in the world champions’ squad for upcoming fixtures against Croatia and Sweden but has now been forced out of consideration for selection.
Didier Deschamps confirmed this at his press conference after the squad announcement saying:
“I was led, at the very last minute, to make a change in the list. Paul Pogba was in this list. Unfortunately for him, he took a test yesterday, which turned out positive. So at the last moment, I had to replace him with Eduardo Camavinga”.
This means Pogba will have to spend 14 days in isolation – meaning he will miss the start of Man Utd’s pre-season preparations, which begins next week.
Pogba has made 69 senior international appearances for France, scoring 10 goals, including one in the World Cup final as they beat the Croatians 4-2 in Russia.