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Injured Pogba replaced by Guendouzi in France squad

Injured Pogba replaced by Guendouzi in France squad
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton v Manchester United - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - August 31, 2019 Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley -
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PARIS (Reuters) – Midfielder Paul Pogba was replaced by Matteo Guendouzi in the France squad to face Albania and Andorra in Euro 2020 Group H qualifiers after picking up an ankle injury, the French federation said on Monday.

The Manchester United player’s absence earns Arsenal’s Guendouzi, 20, his first call-up by coach Didier Deschamps.

World champions France host Albania on Saturday and Andorra three days later.

Les Bleus are top of Group H with nine points from four games.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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