Paul Pogba withdraws from France squad
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has withdrawn from the France squad due to an injury sustained in training on Monday.
The 28-year-old had joined up with his international teammates as Les Bleus prepare for important World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Finland.
Unfortunately, Paul suffered a right thigh injury while taking part in a training session on Monday.
The French Football Federation has confirmed that Pogba will miss both of the country's upcoming games in this November international break.
Victime d’une lésion du quadriceps de la cuisse droite, @paulpogba est contraint de déclarer forfait pour les 2 prochaines rencontres.— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) November 9, 2021
Pour le remplacer, Didier Deschamps a fait appel à @JordanVeretout. pic.twitter.com/NGf7Q2AHBa
The France team tweeted: "Paul Pogba has suffered an injury to the quadriceps of the right thigh and is forced to miss the next two matches.
"To replace him, Didier Deschamps called on Jordan Veretout."
France need just three points to secure World Cup qualification, and will be seeking victory against Kazakhstan to complete that.
United confirmed: "Paul Pogba has been released from the French national team following a thigh muscle injury sustained in training. He will return to Manchester for treatment and further evaluation."
The midfielder is still to serve the final part of his domestic three-game suspension, a result of a red card against Liverpool in October. He was, therefore, already unavailable for selection for our next Premier League match against Watford on 20 November.
Pogba would be eligible to play in the month's other fixtures against Villarreal (23 November) and Chelsea (28 November).