Frenchman Paul Pogba will miss the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Frenchman Paul Pogba will miss the Qatar 2022 World Cup

October 31, 2022, 14:04 PM

October 31, 2022, 14:04 PM

French midfielder Paul Pogba, injured, low for the 2022 World Cup of Qatar, as announced by his lawyer and agent Rafaela Pimenta in a statement transmitted to AFP on Monday.

“After the medical tests yesterday (Sunday) and today (Monday), it is extremely painful to report that Paul Pogba will still need rehabilitation after his (knee) operation in early September. For this reason, Paul will not be able to join the France team in Qatar“Rafaela Pimenta said in the statement.

The world champion in 2018 thus he loses his race against the clock. Operated on a meniscus at the beginning of September, he had resumed collective training with Juventus in Turin in recent days, but a new physical problem on Sunday has delayed his recovery, making it impossible to be called up on Didier Deschamps’ list, which should be announced on November 9.

The exams carried out first in Turin and then in Pittsburgh (United States) they confirmed the withdrawal of the French for the imminent competition, which starts on November 20.

“If pious wishes could change things, Paul would have played tomorrow. But what changes things is work, resilience and discipline, which are currently the only things on his mind in these difficult times,” continues Rafaela Pimenta in her statement.

“Paul will continue to give his best to return to the fields of play for his fans and his team as soon as possible,” he added.

At 29 years old, Pogba has not played any official match since April. His departure from Manchester United in the market between seasons heading to Juve made him wait for a relaunch of his career, but the midfielder was injured just before the start of the season.

For the ‘Bleus’ this new blow is added to the already confirmed loss of another midfielder who was also awarded in 2018, N’Golo Kanté. An essential couple in the Deschamps system, that he will have to look for alternatives before November 22, the date of France’s first World Cup match against Australia.

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