Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, news agency AFP reported on Thursday. The midfielder was part of the French squad, which will take on Sweden and Croatia in the UEFA Nations League on September 5 and 8.
The midfielder has now been dropped from the side and will be replaced by teenager Eduardo Camavinga.
“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 teenager along with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano have been part of the national camp for the first time.
Earlier this week, FC Barcelona new recruit from Juventus Miralem Pjanic also tested positive for Covid-19.
“Miralem Pjanic tested positive for PCR on Saturday, August 22 after suffering some discomfort. The player is in good health and is isolated at home,” Barca said in a statement.
“For this reason, the player will not travel to Barcelona until 15 days later to join Barca.”