Paul Pogba removed from France squad following positive COVID-19 test

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was withdrawn from the France squad after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Pogba has been replaced by Eduardo Camavinga in Didier Deschamps’ squad to face Sweden on Sept. 5 and Croatia on Sept. 8.

“Paul Pogba was initially on the list but unfortunately for him, he underwent a test yesterday which turned out to be positive this morning,” Deschamps said.

The news will come as a blow to United, who return for preseason training next Wednesday. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is already set to miss the start of preseason training with the club as he undergoes a 14-day quarantine after returning from holiday in Dubai.

Earlier this week United captain Harry Maguire was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery following a trial on the Greek island of Syros after an altercation with police officers on Mykonos. Maguire will appeal the decision.

Source: ESPN

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