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Paul Pogba to miss the World Cup due to knee injury

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Paul Pogba is set to miss the World Cup this summer after Juventus confirm knee surgery

Paul Pogba is set to miss the World Cup this year due to his knee surgery. Juventus manager Allegri has confirmed that Pogba will not be playing a single match till January. Pogba suffered an injury to his knee in the preseason and had to go to surgery to fix it. Juventus have confirmed that the surgery was a “complete success“. It seems that there is a small chance that Pogba can get fully fit before the World Cup. However, it seems unlikely that he will be a match fit for a World Cup game. France manager Didier Deschamps is yet to make a statement regarding Pogba’s injury

Pogba re-signed for Juventus in the transfer window after the expiration of his contract with Manchester United. However, Pogba is yet to make a convincing return to his team because of his knee injury. Now, with the surgery, it seems he will not be able to help France in the midfield either. Pogba was an important player for France in the last World Cup. He even scored a brace in the World Cup final in which France defeated Croatia by 4-2. Pogba also won the Nations League last October with France but lost the Euro final of 2016 to Portugal (1-0). Descamps is yet to name his squad for the World Cup. The last date for the submission is November 13. The World Cup begins on November 20 with France taking on Australia in their first match.

Speaking about Pogba ahead of their Champions League match against PSG, Max Allegri said:

We will realistically get him [Pogba] back in January. This morning, Pogba trained for the second time but then stopped, and it was then decided that he undergo surgery. The World Cup is not my problem, Juventus’s problem is that he comes back in January.”

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