Pogba tests positive for COVID-19, left out of France squad

Paul Pogba, Manchester United midfielder, has been left out of France’s squad for the Nations League games after testing positive for COVID-19.

Didier Deschamps, France national team coach, confirmed Pogba’s status for the novel coronavirus while also replacing him with Eduardo Camavinga for the games against Sweden and Croatia.

“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 coach said while speaking at his press conference after the squad announcement.

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.”