France training early with possible injury"/>
Pogba, 28, was pictured exiting a training session with the French national team on Monday, clearly in discomfort. During practice, he was injured after taking a shot with his right foot. After that, he walked off the field with team doctor Franck Le Gall.
"Paul Pogba has obliged to withdraw from France's next two games at the Parc des Princes against Kazakhstan and against Finland in Helsinki," the French football organization said in a statement.
With 12 points, France leads their qualifying group, and a win over Kazakhstan would ensure automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
"The main thing is to fulfill our goal, to qualify for the World Cup," Deschamps said ahead of Saturday's encounter. That is where I must focus all of my efforts and our attention."
"We must not believe that we are already qualified because Kazakhstan is all we have." We're going into the game with all of our willpower and drive to win."
They will next go to Finland for their last qualifying encounter on Tuesday.
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