Pogba, injured, withdraws from France team after withdrawing from training – .

Pogba, injured, withdraws from France team after withdrawing from training – .

Paul Pogba withdrew from the France squad ahead of their World Cup qualifiers with Kazakhstan and Finland after hobbling in training on Monday.
The reigning world champions prepare for their final two qualifying matches as they look to seal their place at Qatar 2022.

And if the Blues are one step away from qualifying, they will be without a talismanic presence during the last international break.

What happened?

As revealed by But correspondent Marc Mechenoua, Pogba was unable to finish Monday’s session after joining the rest of his teammates from France.

The United star stopped during a drill with goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and limped towards the sideline in visible discomfort.

Coach Didier Deschamps, who helped Pogba off the pitch, has now been forced to tinker with his plans and has called on Roma star Jordan Veretout as a cover in the midfield.

The bigger picture

Pogba’s injury setback comes at a time when his performance for United has come under intense scrutiny.

After receiving a red card in the club’s 5-0 humiliation against Liverpool, he was suspended for his final game – a 2-0 derby loss at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

The midfielder has at least found international football more rewarding, playing in both the semi-finals and the final as France won the UEFA Nations League earlier this year.

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