Pogba on Mecca pilgrimage ahead of WC

Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Published: 00:05, May 24,2018 | Updated: 17:46, May 24,2018

 
 

Paul Pogba

French midfielder Paul Pogba has posted a video of himself at the holiest site of Islam in Saudi Arabia, as he prepares to join his French squad for the World Cup next month.
‘Only the person that comes here can understand the feeling,’ the 25-year-old Manchester United star said in an Instagram video from the holy city of Mecca.
‘This a beautiful place -- beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. And the feeling... I cannot even explain to you.’
The Frenchman posted the video of himself standing in front of the Kaaba, a black cube towards which Muslims turn for their five daily prayers.
Pogba, who will be a key member of France’s World Cup team in Moscow, made a similar pilgrimage last year during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. 

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