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Paul Pogba Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Miss Out In France Squad

France head coach Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Paul Pogba will not be available for next month’s Nations League against Sweden and Croatia after testing positive for coronavirus.

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.”

Pogba’s place will be taken by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

Manchester United have also released a statement about the club’s midfielder:

“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.”

Pogba will self isolate for a period of 10 days, will then be re-tested and if negative, allowed to return to training.

Under Premier League protocols, all players must be tested when they return for pre-season. Pogba could be available for selection when Manchester United begin their Premier League season against Crystal Palace on September 19.

Meanwhile, France will face Sweden in Solna on September 5 and Croatia in Paris on September 8.

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