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Officially, Pogba has withdrawn from the World Cup

This should be feared because of the recent revelations of the Italian press. It’s official: Paul Pogba will not play in the World Cup in Qatar, Rafaela Pimenta, his lawyer, announced this Monday afternoon.

“After the medical examinations yesterday (Sunday) and today (Monday), it is very painful to inform that Paul Pogba still needs rehabilitation after his operation (of the knee at the beginning of September). Because of this, Paul will not do. join (…) the French team in Qatar”, indicated the representative of the 2018 world champion in a press release.

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The Ukrainian Federation will ask FIFA to ban Iran’s participation

Sporting removed, Ukraine does not release the piece on legal grounds. According to Kaveh Solhekol, a reporter for Sky Sports, the Ukrainian Football Federation will ask FIFA “to consider the exclusion of Iran from the World Cup in Qatar”. And this is for the country’s participation in Russian terrorist attacks against Ukrainians, through the supply of weapons to Russia. This principle is against FIFA’s laws on “human rights and discrimination”.

Konaté is expected to return to competition on Tuesday

Absent since October 16, Ibrahima Konaté should return to the field this Tuesday against Naples in the Champions League. “I think there is a good chance he will get playing time,” Jurgen Klopp said at a press conference on Monday.

From the beginning of the season, the Liverpool defender has been bothered by physical problems. Injured with a knee this summer, he returned to competition on October 9 against Arsenal, before returning a few days later with a muscle injury.

Benzema and Tchouaméni are back in training

Two other clearings for the Blues. Absent from the field for ten days and a muscular injury in the quadriceps of the left thigh, Karim Benzema returned during individual training, like Aurélien Tchouaméni, who informed Real Madrid on its site. The Ballon d’Or missed Sunday’s meeting with Girona in the Championship, and remains uncertain for Wednesday’s match against Celtic Glasgow in the Champions League.

Good news for the Blues, Lucas Hernandez has resumed training

With an adductor injury since September 13, Lucas Hernandez resumed Monday’s collective sessions with Bayern Munich. A good sign for the World Cup in Qatar.

If it is not certain to be in the group this Tuesday to face Inter Milan in the Champions League, the Habs will still have three chances to return to the field before the World Cup (November 20-December 18 ): against Hertha Berlin ( November 5 ), Werder Bremen (November 8) then Schalke 04 (November 12).

Before the World Cup, Lukaku returned to Inter Milan

Injured for most of the start of the season, Romelu Lukaku returned to competition for two games with Inter Milan. But as claimed by Fabrizio Romano, the Belgian striker is once again the victim of a muscle injury.

The former Chelsea striker is unlikely to feature for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich. It is uncertain for the World Cup although the trend is optimistic.

Pique on Spain’s pre-list

Big surprise in Spain. Despite retiring from international duty in 2018, Gerard Pique is part of La Roja’s 55-man shortlist for the 2022 World Cup, Marca has revealed. Luis Enrique also added Sergio Ramos’ name to this list. The two central defenders have played three Worlds together (2010, 2014, 2018).

Other centers selected are Aymeric Laporte, Iñigo Martinez, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente and Guillamon.

This presence is a bit of a surprise, especially since Pique has seen his playing time reduced since the arrivals of Andreas Christensen and Jules Koundé at Barça. But recent physical glitches have Xavi trusting the 35-year-old again.

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The After split the Terrier’s possible call-up to the France team

Author of an extraordinary season in the Stade Rennais jersey (11 goals, 4 assists in 18 games in all competitions), Martin Terrier can get a place in the French team. However, the consultants of After Football is divided on the issue.

If Stéphane Guy praises the “extraordinary performance” of the Rennes striker, Daniel Riolo has a more nuanced opinion on the question. “Before putting a name on a list, you have to look at the list and speak in a balanced way. You have to see the number of attackers. You will have Mbappé, Benzema, Griezmann, Dembélé. A priori, Coman leaves with an advantage , he can play on one side. Terrier has too many disadvantages. Since you left for a joint adventure for a month, you should know the puzzles. If Terrier doesn’t have affinity with other boys, I don’t know if I You’ll take it. If you take it after the World Cup for later, then yes. Terrier is someone who needs to be good and be with his friends.”

Paul Pogba could be injured again according to the Italian press

In a full-time trial to return to the field after a knee injury, Paul Pogba will experience new physical problems. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the French international will suffer from a thigh injury. An injury likely caused by overload due to long downtime. The Italian press announced a new absence of 10 days for the midfielder, who cannot play again until 2023 with Juve. Clearly worried when Didier Deschamps should hand in his list on November 9.

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