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Real Madrid youngster could receive World Cup call-up after Paul Pogba injury – report



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With the FIFA World Cup just two weeks away, the nations involved will soon name squads that they will take to Qatar for the quadrennial extravaganza.

Reigning champions France will be among the favourites for the tournament, but they will have to defend their title with two of their most important players.

N’Golo Kante had already been ruled out of the World Cup due to an injury that will keep him out of action until the turn of the year. Now, his midfield partner, Paul Pogba, is also said to be out of the tournament with an injury.

Since leaving Manchester United for Juventus last summer, Pogba has not played a single game for club or country and his spell on the sidelines seems set to continue with the latest setback ruling him out of the World Cup.

And, according to MARCA, Pogba’s unavailability will boost the chances of Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga receiving a call-up to the France squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

While Aurelien Tchouameni is a certainty to be involved in the World Cup, the same cannot be said of Camavinga, who has not always been preferred by France manager Didier Deschamps.

But with Kante and Pogba both ruled out, the France head coach will be forced to look for other options, which will give Camavinga’s chances of making the cut a major boost.

The 19-year-old midfielder has not been a regular starter for Real Madrid but has done well coming on from the bench whenever called upon. He has featured in each of Los Blancos’ 18 matches across all competitions this season.

Capped four times by France so far, the former Rennes wonderkid could be poised to earn a prominent role in the national team setup for the World Cup.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash



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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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