Wounded Pogba replaced by Guendouzi in the French squad

PARIS: Midfielder Paul Pogba was replaced by Matteo Guendouzi in the French squad to face Albania and Andorra in Euro 2020 Group H qualifiers after suffering an ankle injury, the French federation said Monday.

The absence of the Manchester United player wins Arsenal Guendouzi, 20, his first call from coach Didier Deschamps.

France, world champion, will receive Albania on Saturday and Andorra three days later.

Les Bleus leads Group H with nine points in four games.