Pogba tests positive for Covid-19, according to his manager
Manchester United player was not in the France national team squad on Thursday
Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, according to France manager Didier Deschamps. File photograph: PA
The 27-year-old was not in the France national team squad announced on Thursday for the upcoming Nations League double-header against Sweden and Croatia.
Pogba was due to be called up but has been replaced by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
Deschamps told a press conference: “I’ve completed at the very last minute a change in the list, because Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him he carried out a test yesterday which was returned as positive this morning.
“So at the last moment he had to be replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”