France midfielder Pogba ruled out of Spain friendly
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 19, 2017 07:45 AM
United's Paul Pogba, center, leaves the field limping after getting injured during the Europa League round of 16, second leg, soccer match between Manchester United and FC Rostov at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)PARIS (AP) — France midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of a friendly international against Spain later this month because of a hamstring injury.
Pogba will be out for about 15 days. The French football federation said in a statement on Saturday that France coach Didier Deschamps called up Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko instead.
Pogba, the world's most expensive player at 105 million euros, hobbled off the pitch during Manchester United's 1-0 midweek win over Rostov in the Europa League.
He had been included in Deschamps' squad of players for the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Luxembourg on March 25 and the friendly against Spain at the Stade de France three days later.
Pogba was already suspended for the Luxembourg game in Group A, which the French lead by three points.