‘Those are my boys!’ - Pogba sends message to France squad ahead of 2022 World Cup semi-final with Morocco
- Midfielder won World Cup in 2018
- Injury ruled him out of Qatar 2022
- Les Bleus looking to go back-to-back
WHAT HAPPENED? The Juventus midfielder, who claimed a global title with Les Bleus in 2018, was forced to miss out on the major international tournament in Qatar after undergoing knee surgery. As he recovers from that operation, with a competitive debut yet to be made during a second stint with Juve, Pogba has been in touch with Kingsley Coman to throw his support behind the French cause as they seek to capture back-to-back World Cup crowns.
WHAT THEY SAID: Pogba has said: “Together! I am with you. I give you all my strength. All my strength to this group. This is my group, those are my boys!”
📱 Le message de @paulpogba au groupe pendant un appel avec Kingsley Coman #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/br5uFE6TOO— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) December 13, 2022
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Pogba has earned 91 caps for France and was among the goals as they beat Croatia 4-2 in Russia four years ago to conquer the world for a second time in the nation’s history.
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WHAT NEXT? Didier Deschamps’ side will be in semi-final action against Morocco on Wednesday – having edged out old adversaries England in the quarter-finals – and could line up a repeat of the 2018 final as Croatia prepare to take on Argentina in the other last-four encounter.