Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, Pogba’s teammate in the national side has also tested positive for COVID-19. He will be spending 14 days of self-isolating.
The news was confirmed by France head coach Didier Deschamps as he report the players for the upcoming games. France are set to play against Sweden in Solna on 5 September.
Pogba was due to be called up but has been replaced by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
Deschamps told a news conference: “I’ve completed at the very last minute a change in the list, because Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him he carried out a test yesterday which was returned as positive this morning.