Paul Pogba Left Out of French Squad After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

The French footballer who is an important player for the Manchester United team tested positive for the COVID-19

The French midfielder Paul Pohgba has been left out of the squad for the next month's Nations League matches after he tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19, the manager Didier Deschamps stated on Thursday.

Eduardo Camavinga, the Rennes midfielder was called as a replacement for the Manchester United star. "I had to make a last-minute change to this list because Paul Pogba was planned to be in this list," Deschamps told the reporters.

Paul Pogba Left Out of French Team

Paul Pogba
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"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 set to visit Sweden on Sept. 5 and host Croatia three days later.

France Squad

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Mike Maignan, Steve Mandanda

Defenders: Lucas Digne, Leo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Clement Lenglet, Ferland Mendy, Dayot Upamecano, Raphael Varane

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga, N'Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko

Forwards: Houssem Aouar, Wissam Ben Yedder, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Jonathan Ikone, Anthony Martial, Kylian Mbappe

(With agency inputs)

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