Date published: Thursday 27th August 2020 1:33
Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been left out of the France national squad after testing positive for coronavirus.
The World Cup winner was expected to be called up ahead of France’s Nations League matches against Sweden and Croatia in September.
But the French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed that Pogba will not be brought into the squad and has been replaced by Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has also tested positive for coronavirus and will not be called up for the national side, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.
Pogba was set to join his Manchester United teammates to begin pre-season training on Wednesday.
But the midfielder will now self-isolate for 14 days in accordance with Government guidelines and will miss the start of preparations for United’s new campaign.
It’s bad news for United, but they’re in a better spot than Chelsea, who have eight of their first team players currently self isolating.