Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus, according to France’s coach Didier Deschamps.
Pogba was excluded from the France squad for upcoming Nations League international fixture against Sweden this Sunday.
“I had to make a change at the last minute because Paul Pogba was supposed to be in the squad,” Deschamps told media in a virtual press conference. “Unfortunately for him, he had a test yesterday which was positive this morning,” Deschamps added.
Another French player and a key part of Tottenham, Tanguy Ndombele, is also believed to have tested positive for coronavirus.
In the meantime, Paul Pogba will be replaced by 17-year-old Rennes footballer Eduardo Camavingo.
The current squad will now consist of:
Forwards: Anthony Martial, Antoine Griezmann, Houssem Aouar, Jonathan Ikone, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud and Wissam Ben Yedder
Midfielders: Adrien Rabiot, Eduardo Camavinga, N’Golo Kante, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Nzonzi
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Mike Maignan and Steve Mandanda