PARIS: Paul Pogba has given up on knee surgery and will rely on a rest and rehabilitation program to keep his hopes of playing for France in the 2022 World Cup, the media Wednesday. The Juventus midfielder injured his knee in training with the new team late last month during an overseas trip to the United States. The operation will keep him out of the World Cup finals in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, so Pogba, who played 91 games for France, preferred to undergo a treatment program. THE media Italians have stated that the treatment regime will consist in three weeks in gym e in swimming pool, after which he will train alone for two weeks. And if all goes well, Pogba will go back in time, to be in able to prepare for the World Cup while France will give the via to his campaign against Australia in Doha on 22 November. And the French sports newspaper L’Equipe said today, Wednesday, that Pogba’s decision puts him in a confrontation situation with his new clubwho would have preferred the French player to have surgery and be absent from the World Cup in order to be able to return soon in the second part of the season.