Paul Pogba: Didier Deschamps Confident Juventus Midfielder Will Be Fit for World Cup

Paul Pogba: Didier Deschamps Confident Juventus Midfielder Will Be Fit for World Cup

  • Paul Pogba is in the race against time to be fit for the World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury during training
  • France head coach Didier Deschamps has indicated that things are looking well for the midfielder to make it to his World Cup squad
  • The Qatar event begins in November, which means Pogba has less than two and a half months to make it to Deschamps' squad

France national team head coach Didier Deschamps has expressed his confidence that Paul Pogba will be ready for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Pogba's start to life in his second stint at Juventus suffered a major setback when he was ruled out of competitive football for at least five weeks. The midfielder suffered a meniscus tear on his right knee.

Paul Pogba, Didier Deschamps, Juventus, France, World Cup
Paul Pogba is currently out with a knee injury. Photo by James Williamson.
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Both Juventus and Pogba decided not to pursue the surgery option that could have seen him confined to the surgery table for a longer period of time.

When quizzed about Pogba's potential showing at the World Cup, Deschamps said that there was a need to prepare other players, but the former Manchester United playmaker will make it to Qatar, as Football Italia reports.

It’s important that he is there, but we’re never safe. Hence the need to prepare younger players. Of course, I’m in contact with Paul. His participation in the World Cup to date is not in question.

Deschamps and France will be looking to defend a world title they won in 2018. Les Bleus will come up against Denmark, Australia and Tunisia in Group D.

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Having only recently signed for Juventus from Manchester United, the midfielder was dealt a blow after sustaining an injury to his knee in training as Juventus were on tour in America.

Pogba visited a specialist in Lyon on Tuesday, August 2, and he was advised not to undergo surgery.