World Cup qualifying news

France call-ups for Pogba, Varane

March 14, 2013
By Andrew Scott, France Correspondent
France coach Didier Deschamps has included Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and promising Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane in a 24-man squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain.

Former Manchester United youngster Pogba is enjoying an excellent season at Juve, and his call-up comes after he narrowly missed out on a place in the squad for last month's friendly against Germany.

"I have confidence in him," Deschamps said at a press conference in Paris ...

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