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The Parisian player Kylian Mbappé has withdrawn from the France-Croatia meeting after a positive Covid-19 test carried out on Monday morning. He is the 7th PSG player affected by the new coronavirus.
The Blues and PSG striker Kylian Mbappé tested positive for Covid-19 and withdrew for the France-Croatia match scheduled for Tuesday evening in Saint-Denis (8:45 p.m.), announced Monday, September 7, the management of the France team.
The young Frenchman, who nevertheless participated in the training the day before the match on Monday evening, before learning the results of the test passed Monday morning, is the 7e PSG player to have tested positive, notably after Neymar.
Kylian Mbappé will not participate in France-Croatia. The result of his Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA this morning having been positive, he was placed away from the group after receipt of the results. https://t.co/tCrCCSNDJH
– French team
(@equipedefrance) September 7, 2020
“He was placed away from the group after receiving the results, at the end of training, before returning to his home in the evening. Like the whole of the delegation, Kylian Mbappé had undergone a preliminary test The result was negative like the one last Wednesday, at the request of UEFA, as part of Sweden-France “Saturday, the match where he scored, said the management of the Blues.
The French will therefore certainly also be absent on Thursday for the return of PSG to Ligue 1, in Lens, like six of his teammates including superstar Neymar and Argentines Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes.
Fourth package linked to Covid-19 among the Blues
He also risks withdrawing from the Ligue 1 Classic against Marseille, scheduled for Sunday: according to the medical protocol of the League, each player tested positive must be isolated for eight days.
The France team, which played Saturday (1-0) in Sweden for its first match in nearly ten months, was hit hard by the pandemic: Mbappé is the 4e player to withdraw after a positive test.
Just before the announcement of the list of 23 players summoned for the start of the League of Nations, Paul Pogba had indeed had to give up, then the Lyonnais Houssem Aouar a few days later. Finally, Steve Mandanda had also had to leave the Blues Friday morning, after two positive tests probably due to “residues” according to the Federation (he had previously recovered from the virus caught in his club in Marseille).
The Blues have been evolving since last Monday in a health bubble, chaining the PCR tests and partitioning themselves from the outside, between their training center in Clairefontaine, their hotel in Stockholm or the Stade de France, where they trained late Monday. afternoon and where they will face Croatia on Tuesday evening.