TURIN, Italy –
France midfielder Paul Pogba will miss the World Cup due to ongoing knee issues.
Pogba returned to coaching with Juventus solely this month following surgical procedure on his proper knee in early September.
He hasn’t performed since returning to Juventus from Manchester United, and was injured once more. Tests in Turin and Pittsburgh confirmed the 29-year-old Pogba is not going to be slot in time for the World Cup.
“We will not see him till 2023 and his entourage have confirmed that additionally he will probably be out of the World Cup,” a Juventus spokesman informed The Associated Press on Monday.
His agent, Rafaela Pimenta additionally launched an announcement.
“After medical exams yesterday and as we speak, this can be very painful to announce that Paul Pogba wants extra rehabilitation after his operation,” she stated.
“For that motive, Paul cannot be a part of the France group in Qatar.”
Pogba underwent surgical procedure after tearing his meniscus throughout Juventus’ preseason tour of the United States in July — having rejoined the Italian membership two weeks earlier from Manchester United to a lot fanfare.
However, it has been a tough interval for him since. He has additionally been mired in an extortion scandal involving his older brother and childhood mates.
Pogba final performed in an official match in April.
Defending champion France opens in Qatar towards Australia on Nov. 22. Denmark and Tunisia are additionally in Group D.
France coach Didier Deschamps is slated to announce his squad in 10 days, on Nov. 9.
France will probably be with out its 2018 World Cup-winning midfield as Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante is out for a number of months after surgical procedure on a hamstring injury