Manchester United Player, Paul Pogba Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The 27-year-old midfielder has been left out of France’s squad for their upcoming Nations League matches next month.
Pogba was due to be called up but has been replaced by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele – Pogba’s teammate in the national side – has also tested positive for COVID-19 and will both spend 14 days self-isolating.
France boss Didier Deschamps said: “I had to make a last-minute change to this list, because Paul Pogba was planned to be in this list but unfortunately for him, he took a test (for COVID-19) yesterday which turned out to be positive today, so at the last minute he was replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”
France are scheduled to play Sweden in Solna on 5 September and Croatia in Paris on 8 September 2020.
Pogba will also will miss the start of the club’s pre-season preparations next Wednesday while Ndombele will also be unable to train with Tottenham.
KanyiDaily had reported how Paul Pogba bought each of his France teammates a diamond-encrusted ring to celebrate their World Cup triumph two years ago.
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