Please Wait . . .

PSG star Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus and will miss France-Croatia
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
08-Sep-2020, 01:47 am

PSG star Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus and will miss France-Croatia


Kylian Mbappe France 2020

Paris Saint-Germain and France attacker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for Covid-19, Goal can confirm.

The forward, who is asymptomatic, has left the national team squad and will not feature for Les Bleus in their forthcoming Nations League fixture with Croatia in Paris on Tuesday, a match in which he was expected to form a forward trident along with Wissam Ben Yedder and Anthony Martial.

He featured in Saturday's 1-0 win over Sweden and scored the winning goal in that clash after breaking through a couple of challenges in the box before finishing from an acute angle.

He will not, however, take part in the rematch of the 2018 World Cup final, a match in which he memorably found the net.

"Kylian Mbappe will not participate in France versus Croatia on Tuesday evening at 20:45CET at the Stade de France," a statement from the French FA has confirmed. "The result of his Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA on Monday morning was found to be positive. He was placed away from the group after receiving the results, at the end of training, before going back to his own home in the evening.

"Like the entire delegation, Kylian Mbappe had undergone a test prior to the games of the international break. The result was negative, like the one last Wednesday, at the request of UEFA, before Sweden against France."

It also throws into doubt his immediate participation when PSG finally start their Ligue 1 campaign. Thomas Tuchel's side are slated to play Lens on Thursday followed by Le Classique against fierce rivals Marseille on Sunday.

Additionally, they will then face Metz next Wednesday and have a trip to Nice slated for September 20.

PSG could be severely shorthanded for their forthcoming fixtures as they are suffering from a cluster of coronavirus infections.

Several stars returned from holiday having tested positive for the virus, with Neymar, Marquinhos, Keylor Navas, Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi and Leandro Paredes all currently laying low.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Naby Keita Liverpool 2020-21

Liverpool vs Arsenal Betting Tips: La...

Liverpool and Arsenal both have a chance to go top of the Premier League when...
Ezri Konsa, Aston Villa, Premier League 2020-21

Fulham vs Aston Villa Betting Tips: L...

Fulham are looking for their first Premier League win of the season when they...
Kalvin Phillips Helder Costa Patrick Bamford Leeds 2020-21

Sheffield United vs Leeds United Bett...

Sheffield United will be determined to get off the mark when they welcome Lee...
Harry Kane Heung min Son Tottenham 2020-21

Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United...

Tottenham will look for their fourth consecutive win in all competitions on S...
Foden Sterling Manchester City 2020

Manchester City vs Leicester City Bet...

Leicester City will be aiming to cause an upset when they travel to Etihad St...

Transfer

Ruben Dias Laporte Mangala Man City GFX

Ruben Dias: Laporte's perfect partner...

In the history of world football, only 15 defenders have ever been sold for m...
Ruben Dias, Manchester City

Dias completes £62m Manchester City m...

Ruben Dias has completed a £62 million ($79m) move to Manchester City, signin...
Ousmane Dembele, Jadon Sancho split

No Sancho bid yet as Man Utd consider...

Manchester United are yet to make a bid to sign Jadon Sancho and could turn t...
Wesley Fofana St Etienne Angel Di Maria PSG 2019-20

Saint-Etienne accept £30m Leicester b...

Saint-Etienne have accepted a bid from Leicester City for Wesley Fofana that ...
Antonio Rudiger Tottenham Main

Tottenham enter race for Chelsea's Ru...

Tottenham have become the latest club to show an interest in Antonio Rudiger ...
image-top-scroll
`

Today's notice