Paul Pogba will be at the World Cup final cheering on his France team-mates from the stands after meeting with Rio Ferdinand and Laura Woods in Doha, while Karim Benzema will remain in Madrid
Paul Pogba Will cheer on his French teammates from the stands When they take on Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday.
Pogba, who has not attended the reigning world champions in Qatar after suffering a thigh injury in training in October, posed for pictures with Rio Ferdinand and Laura Woods on the eve of the final.
The Juventus star hasn’t been missed out on Didier Deschamps’ side, although a midfield combination of Adrien Rabiot, Aurélien Tchoumeny and Antoine Griezmann has guided the French to back-to-back finals.
Paul Pogba (left) arrives at the gym with Rio Ferdinand (right) ahead of the 2022 World Cup final on Sunday
The BBC pundit (right) shared several pictures of himself talking to the French midfielder (left)
Pogba was also seen with Laura Woods at an adidas event at The Secret Garden Bar in Doha
But Pogba has landed in Qatar – Opposite French striker Karim Benzema – and will be standing to support their team-mates during the finals later today.
Pogba was spotted working out with his former United team-mate Rio Ferdinand in their hotel gym ahead of the showpiece event on Sunday.
The BBC pundit shared several pictures of himself talking to the French midfielder ahead of the game at the Lusail Stadium.
Ferdinand captioned the pictures: ‘Just 2 guys working hard… @paulpogba. Nice to see you brother! #fifa world cup
Pogba was seen with ITV and talkSPORT presenter Laura Woods at an adidas World Cup event at The Secret Garden bar in Doha.
The pair posed for a photo together – Woods shared it on Instagram shortly afterwards with the following caption: ‘Watching the World Cup with @adidas Family Reunion Night. Thanks girls for having me.’
The presenter was seen holding a drink while Pogba remained empty-handed for the event on Saturday evening.
Pogba will be hoping France can retain their title after helping lift the trophy in 2018
Pogba may have tried to make it to the final but one injured Frenchman who is missing out is striker Karim Benzema.
by RMC SportBenzema rejected an offer from the French President Emmanuel Macron to join their presidential plane in Qatar to attend the game and support their side.
Ballon d’Or the winner controversially missed the tournament due to injury And it was expected that the reigning champion will be sorely missed, but he has handled his absence well.
benzema, the real madrid The striker was ruled out before the start of the tournament after injuring his thigh in his first training session in Doha.
Karim Benzema has rejected the opportunity to attend the World Cup final in support of France
spanish publication Libertad Digital It was claimed earlier this week that Benzema was unhappy with the treatment meted out by Deschamps, who is claimed to have sent the striker home despite the injury only requiring minor treatment,
Benzema reportedly only needed three days of treatment at Real Madrid’s training facility before being released and has already recovered.
He is said to have wanted to stay with the French contingent to receive treatment, but was sent away from the camp.
L’Equipe claimed on Sunday Benzema has had no contact with the French camp since leaving Qatar. He also claims that his relationship with Deschamps, which was not already cordial, is now completely ‘broken’.