Coach Didier Deschamps confirms Paul Pogba’s Coronavirus status….

Paul Pogba tests positive for Covid-19, omitted from France squad

Paul Pogba has been left out of the France squad for next month’s Nations League matches after testing positive for Covid-19, manager Didier Deschamps confirmed on Thursday.

Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga was called up as a late replacement for the Manchester United midfielder. “I had to make a last-minute change to this list because Paul Pogba was planned to be in this list,” Deschamps told reporters. “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 are set to visit Sweden on 5 September and play host to Croatia three days later.

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Mike Maignan, Steve Mandanda

Defenders: Lucas Digne, Leo Dubois, Lucas Hernández, Presnel Kimpembe, Clément Lenglet, Férland Mendy, Dayot Upamecano, Raphaël Varane

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga, N’Golo Kanté, Steven Nzonzi, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko

Forwards: Houssem Aouar, Wissam Ben Yedder, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Jonathan Ikone, Anthony Martial, Kylian Mbappé.

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