His agent, Rafaela Pimenta also released a statement.
“After medical exams yesterday and today, it is extremely painful to announce that Paul Pogba needs more rehabilitation after his operation,” she said.
“For that reason, Paul can’t be part of the France team in Qatar.”
Pogba underwent surgery after tearing his meniscus during Juventus’ preseason tour of the United States in July — having rejoined the Italian club two weeks earlier from Manchester United to much fanfare.
However, it has been a rough period for him since. He has also been mired in an extortion scandal involving his older brother and childhood friends.
Pogba last played in an official match in April.
Defending champion France opens in Qatar against Australia on Nov. 22. Denmark and Tunisia are also in Group D.
France coach Didier Deschamps is slated to announce his squad in 10 days, on Nov. 9.