His arrest is related to allegations that Mathias Pogba tried to blackmail his brother Paul Pogba.
What happened? Pogba’s brother has previously pledged to reveal “explosive” information on his younger sibling. There have also been allegations of extortion and witchcraft.
A police investigation into an alleged attempt at blackmail that started in August has Mathias Pogba in custody.
Three more persons were reportedly detained concurrently with the older sister of the Juventus player. Temporary detention in France usually lasts for 24 hours.
Mathias Pogba has denied any misconduct through his counsel.
French preparations for the World Cup may be derailed by the turmoil. Hugo Lloris, the team captain, acknowledged “negative” attitudes inside the group in an interview with L’Equipe. The French national squad will come together in September to play Denmark and Austria in Nations League matches.
The midfielder had surgery at the start of September and is out with a knee ailment right now. Pogba won’t likely play for Juventus until 2023, leaving him as a big question mark for France’s World Cup squad.