Paul Pogba left out of France squad after positive Covid-19 test: Deschamps | AFP

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was omitted from the France squad for next month’s Nations League matches against Sweden and Croatia after testing positive for Covid-19, coach Didier Deschamps says SOUNDBITE of Didier DeschampsN°1WS81R

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