Pogba tests positive for COVID-19

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France national team coach Didier Deschamps has confirmed that midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus.

Pogba has subsequently been left out of France’s squad for the Nations League games against Sweden and Croatia and will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

“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 yesterday which turned out to be positive today, so at the last minute he was replaced by Eduardo Camavinga,” Said Deschamps.

France are scheduled to play Sweden in Solna on September 5 and Croatia in Paris on September 8.

However, Pogba could be eligible for selection for United’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on 19 September.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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