Europa Round of 32: Dream draw, as Pogba battles Pogba

By Daily Sports on December 13, 2016

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Paul Pogba has been handed a dream Europa League last 32 draw as he'll come up against his brother, Florentin Pogba, who plays for Saint-Etienne.

The world record signing, who returned to Old Trafford after four years at Juventus this summer, is three years younger than Florentin.

While Pogba is a well-known France international, Florentin opted to play for African nation Guinea - where he was born in 1990 but left when he was eight months old - after making a few appearances for France at Under-20 level.

Both Pogbas were regulars for their teams in the Europa League group stage this season, with Florentin racking up five appearances to Paul's six.

Florentin, who plays in defence unlike his midfield-based brother, has been at Saint-Etienne since 2012 and was briefly linked with Aston Villa last year.

The Pogba siblings are certainly not the first - or most famous - to come up against each at club or country level.

Phil Neville and Gary Neville, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Jerome Boateng, Taulant Xhaka and Granit Xhaka, and Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer are just a few of the most notable brother pairs in the last 25 years. (

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Posted December 13, 2016

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