Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, is replaced in France squad 1 year ago

Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, is replaced in France squad

The midfielder will be replaced in the squad by Eduardo Camavinga

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of international duty with the France national team.

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The 27-year-old was due to be named in Didier Deschamps squad for the upcoming Nations League fixtures against Sweden and Croatia, but will now remain home quarantine.

Pogba will be replaced in the squad by Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

Teammate and Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has also tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be called up to the squad. He is understood to have been in quarantine for a number of days.

The positive diagnoses of the two players are just the latest in a number of Covid-19 cases among Premier League players.

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Early on Thursday, Chelsea announced that eight of their first team squad would be entering quarantine after returning from holidays abroad. One player is thought to have contracted Covid-19, though the club is yet to confirm their identity.