BREAKING: Pogba tests positive for coronavirus

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has been left out of the latest France squad after returning positive a coronavirus test.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been left out of the France squad after testing positive for coronavirus, Didier Deschamps has confirmed.

The 27-year-old was due to be included in the squad to face Sweden and Croatia in the Nations League next month.

However, head coach Deschamps revealed Pogba returned a positive test at short notice and Rennes teenager Eduardo Camavinga took his place in the squad.

“At the last minute, we had to make a change to the list because Paul Pogba had been on the list but, unfortunately for him, he took a test yesterday that came back positive this morning,” Deschamps told reporters on Thursday.

“So, at the last minute, he was replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”