Paul Pogba and Tanguy Ndombele test positive for coronavirus with Man Utd and Tottenham midfielders withdrawn from France squad


Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele have been removed from the France squad after testing positive for coronavirus.

Les Bleus will face Sweden and Croatia in the League of Nations early next month, but neither Pogba nor Ndombele will take part.

Rennes teenage sensation Eduardo Camavinga, 17, received his first senior call to replace the two absent.

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Didier Deschamps, the head coach of France, declared at a press conference: “I made a change of list at the very last minute, because Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him made a test yesterday. which was returned as positive this morning.

“So at the last moment he had to be replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.

Manchester United have released their own statement on Pogba’s positive test.

“Pogba was replaced in the team after testing positive for Covid-19,” the statement read.

“The midfielder will be unable to add to his 69 caps and 10 goals for his country in next month’s games.

“Everyone at United wishes Paul a speedy recovery before the new season.”

The entire French team

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Mike Maignan (Lille), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Clément Lenglet (FC Barcelona), Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Lucas Digne (Everton), Ferland Mendy ( Real Madrid)

Environments: Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur), Houssem Aouar (Lyon), Steven Nzonzi (Rennes), Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea)

Attackers: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Antoine Griezmann (FC Barcelona), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Jonathan Ikoné (Lille)


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