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Paul Pogba Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Left Out Of France Squad

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Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has tested positive for coronavirus, it emerged on Thursday, August 27.

This has led to the player being left out of France’s squad for the Nations League games against Sweden and Croatia. Pogba has been replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.

The news was confirmed by Les Bleus head coach, Didier Deschamps, after he announced the squad for the games.

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.

France will play Sweden in Solna on September 5 and Croatia in Paris on September 8.

Pogba will have to spend 14 days in isolation – meaning he will miss the start of Man Utd’s pre-season preparations, which begin next week following their extended 2019-20 season as they reached the Europa League semi-finals.

However, he should be able to play in United’s first game of the 2020-21 Premier League season, against Crystal Palace on September 19.

The Red Devils start their domestic season a week later than most of their rivals to allow them additional rest due to their exploits in Europe.

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