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Paul Pogba tests positive for Covid-19


PARIS, August 27: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was left out of France squad for upcoming Nations League international fixture against Sweden this Sunday, after he was tested positive for Covid-19, manager Didier Deschamps was quoted as saying by news agency AP.
“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.
The dynamic midfielder will be replaced in the squad by 17-year-old Rennes footballer Eduardo Camavingo. After facing off against Sweden on Sunday, France are scheduled to host Croatia thee days later.
France squad
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Mike Maignan, Steve Mandanda
Defenders: Lucas Digne, Leo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Clement Lenglet, Ferland Mendy, Dayot Upamecano, Raphael Varane
Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga, N’Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko
Forwards: Houssem Aouar, Wissam Ben Yedder, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Jonathan Ikone, Anthony Martial, Kylian Mbappe. (Agencies)