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Positive for Covid-19, Kylian Mbappé hurriedly leaves the France team


Kylian Mbappé has tested positive for Covid-19 and has withdrawn from the France-Croatia match scheduled for Tuesday, September 8. The striker of the Blues and Paris Saint-Germain, who nevertheless participated in the training of the day before the match on Monday evening before learning the results of the test passed Monday morning, is the seventh PSG player to have tested positive, after notably Neymar.

“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 entire delegation, Kylian Mbappé had undergone a test prior to the rally. The result was negative like the one last Wednesday, at the request of UEFA, within the framework of Sweden-France ” Saturday, 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. 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.

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The Blues hit hard

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 fourth player to forfeit 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 on Friday morning, after two positive tests probably due to “Residues” according to the Federation (he had previously recovered from the virus caught in his Marseille club).

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The Blues have been evolving since 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 on Monday at the end of the day. afternoon and where they will face Croatia on Tuesday evening (8:45 p.m.).



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