Paul Pogba tests positive for COVID-19, dropped from squad
Published: 09:07 PM, 27 August 2020 Updated: 09:10 PM, 27 August 2020
Paul Pogba; collected photo
Manchester United footballer Paul Pogba has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 27-year-old French midfielder has already dropped from France's squad for their upcoming Nations League matches next month due to the positive result.
The news was confirmed by France head coach Didier Deschamps as he announced the squad for the games.
Pogba has been replaced by Eduardo Camavinga in Didier Deschamps' squad to face Sweden on Sept. 5 and Croatia on Sept. 8.
In a news conference, Deschamps said, "I've completed at the very last minute a change in the list, because Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him he carried out a test yesterday which was returned as positive this morning.”
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele - Pogba's teammate in the national side - has also tested positive for COVID-19 and will spend 14 days self-isolating.
Source: ESPN, Sky News