Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus, France manager Didier Deschamps has announced.
The news was confirmed by France head coach Didier Deschamps after he announced the squad for the games, with Paul Pogba’s place being taken by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
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.”
The 27-year-old will have to self-isolate for 10 days.
He will miss France’s Nations League game in Sweden on Saturday, 5 September and the home game against Croatia three days later.
However, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could be eligible for selection for United’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on 19 September.
A Manchester United statement read: “Pogba has been replaced in the squad after testing positive for COVID-19. The midfielder will be unable to add to his 69 caps and 10 goals for his country in the games next month.”
“Everybody at United wishes Paul a speedy recovery ahead of the new season.”
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will be replaced in the France squad by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
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