A number of players were given a late red card for a late challenge on Portugal’s Mario Mandzukic during the 3-0 defeat to Italy.

It came in the first half of the match and resulted in the midfielder being sent off by referee Matteo Salvini.

Pogba was seen to head towards the ref, with his arms outstretched.

The midfielder is seen turning towards the referee and then turning away before the incident.

Salvini later said that it was not a foul, but the match was stopped.

It is unclear whether Pogba will be suspended for this match.

He was also sent off for a foul on Costa, who was also given a red card.

POTENTIAL CHANGE Pogba is currently the highest-paid player in the country.

He will be eligible for a pay rise from £150,000 to £300,000 this summer, and he will be entitled to a bonus payment of £20,000 if he reaches the maximum of six caps for Italy.

The 23-year-old has played more than 400 minutes for his country so far this campaign, but he will not be the first player to be sent off this month.

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa was sent off against Uruguay at the weekend for a tackle on Paulo Dybala, which was seen by some as a clear challenge.

However, the referee decided that Dybalas actions were not deemed to be a challenge and that the tackle was ruled out.

Costa was not fined by the referee.

His next match will be against Sporting Gijon on November 10, when he is due to be on loan from his parent club.