Officially – Paul Pogba will not be able to play at the 2022 World Cup. This information was confirmed by his agent Rafaela Pimenta. “Yesterday and today, as a result of the medical tests in Turin and Pittsburgh, it was determined that Paul still needs to undergo rehabilitation, it is very difficult to say, he will miss the World Cup,” – said Rafaela.
The French player suffered a meniscus injury in the pre-season before the start of the season. The treatment failed and he had to undergo an operation. The rehabilitation period went faster and easier than expected. Pogba renewed training and had a chance to go to the World Cup, however, he aggravated the injury a short time ago and everything was over for him.
Pogba is the third big loss of France national team. In addition to the midfielder, who returned to Juventus, Raphael Varane and N’Golo Kante will also miss the World Cup. It turns out that the heroes of the previous World Cup, who led the dominance of the French national team in the midfield, will miss the tournament.
Substitutes will always be found in France national team, but the loss is very big. Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante were effectively a modern-day Vieira-Makelele duo.
Despite this loss, France national team is still considered one of the favorites of the tournament. The French will face Australia, Denmark and Tunis national teams in Group D.