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Paul Pogba: French star officially out of World Cup

Manchester midfielder Paul Pogba, has been forced to withdraw from France squad after picking up a thigh injury.

The lawyer of the midfielder of Juventus Rafael Pimenta, formalized this on Monday of his forfeit for Qatar in a statement sent to AFP.

“After medical examinations yesterday (Sunday) and today (Monday), it is extremely painful to inform that Paul Pogba will still need rehabilitation after his operation (of a knee in early September). For this reason, Paul will not be able to join the France team in Qatar.” she was quoted to have said in a statement via RMC Sport.

Now, the French Football Federation, has confirmed that Pogba did indeed pick up an injury to his right thigh and will not be available for November’s World Cup qualifiers

The report says stated that only a miracle could perhaps make him available for Didier Deschamps France team when they defend their title at the World Cup next month, and he could now make his first appearance for Juventus since his return this summer, next year.

However, with the latest developments, the 29-year-old ex-Manchester United star will be unable to play a role for France as they seek to defend their title in Qatar next month.

Writing by Julian Osamoto, Editing by Omotola Oguneye