Pogba returns to France for National League matches



Paul Pogba is back in the French squad for the first time since June last year after joining coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday for the upcoming friendly against Ukraine and the double header of the UEFA Nations League against Portugal and Croatia.


Pogba returns to France for National League matches


Manchester United star Pogba had to decide to return to the squad for France's first game in the latest edition of the Nation League last month, but was forced’ to retire after taking a positive test for Cove 19.

He won 69 of his caps in the Euro 2020 qualifiers in Andorra 16 months ago.

Rennes starlet Eduardo Camanga, 17, rejoined the Stade de France on September 8 after a 4-2 victory over Croatia.

Lyon's Haseem Over has also been called up’ to the 24-man squad and it is hoped that this is the first time his career has started after a positive coronavirus test when he did.

World Cup holders enjoy Ukraine next Wednesday, October 7, at the Stade de France, four days before they face Portugal in the same place in the Nations League.

He then travels to play Croatia in Zagreb on October 14.

France beat Sweden 1-0 in their first two games before their home victory against Croatia in League A, Group Three.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/ENG), Mike Maignan (Lille), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton/ENG), Leo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich/GER), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona/ESP), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich/GER), Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig/GER), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP)
Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea/ENG), Steven Nzonzi (Rennes), Paul Pogba (Manchester United/ENG), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus/ITA), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich/GER), Houssem Aouar (Lyon)
Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich/GER), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona/ESP), Anthony Martial (Manchester United/ENG), Kylian Mbappe (Paris SG)


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