FIFA World Cup 2022 has already started from November 20 in Qatar. Every footballer dreams of representing his country at the World Cup. Unfortunately, in this edition, some big players are going to miss the tournament in Qatar. Some of them are not selected in the squad of their respective countries, some players are unable to go to Qatar because their nation has not been qualified while some other will miss the current edition due to injuries. Paul Pogba is one of those popular names who is going to miss FIFA World Cup 2022. Despite being one of the best midfielders of current era, Paul Pogba will miss the biggest football tournament. The fans are confused and want to know as to why is Paul Pogba not playing for France at Qatar World Cup?
Why is Paul Pogba not playing for France at Qatar World Cup?
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is not playing for France at Qatar World Cup because he has been ruled out from the current tournament due to his injury. In the summer transfer window, Pogba went to his former club Juventus after his contract expired at Manchester United. However, the French midfielder is yet to make his second debut for Juventus due to a new injury. Pogba has not played a single match this season. Two weeks after joining Juventus from United, Pogba suffered a torn meniscus in Juventus’s preseason tour of the United States in July. He underwent surgery and still needs more rehabilitation after his operation. It was a race against time for Pogba to recover in time in order to participate in World Cup 2022, but unfortunately he has not recovered yet.
Pogba and Kante were the two most crucial players of France’s World Cup-winning side in 2018. Pogba also scored in the final of World Cup 2018 against Croatia.
However, the absence of Pogba has not affected France so much. The team has reached the semi finals of the World Cup 2022 without their two crucial midfielders. Madrid youngster Tchouameni has successfully replaced Pogba in France Starting 11.
France have been placed in Group D along with Australia, Tunisia and Denmark. The defending Champions will enter the World Cup without their duo of star midfielders. Kante is also ruled out of the World Cup. Real Madrid youngsters Tchouameni and Camavinga are expected to start in the midfield for France.