Mbappe to miss Croatia match after positive Covid-19 test

Kylian Mbappe has been dominated out of France’s Nations League sport towards World Cup runners-up Croatia on Tuesday after testing optimistic for Covid-19, nationwide staff administration mentioned Monday.

Mbappe, who took half in Monday night’s coaching session earlier than studying the results of his take a look at, is the seventh Paris Saint-Germain participant to contract the virus. Neymar was among the many first to check optimistic final week.

“He was put aside from the group after receiving the outcomes on the finish of coaching earlier than returning to his dwelling within the night,” French staff administration mentioned.

“Like the remainder of the squad, Mbappe had undergone a take a look at previous to assembly up. The end result was adverse just like the one on Wednesday” requested by UEFA forward of the Sweden fixture on Saturday in Solna, administration mentioned.

Mbappe may even miss PSG’s opening sport of the Ligue 1 season towards Lens on Thursday, together with six different team-mates together with Neymar and Argentine pair Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes.

He may additionally sit out Sunday’s conflict with bitter rivals Marseille. In keeping with the league’s well being protocol, a participant who checks optimistic should self-isolate for eight days.

Mbappe is the fourth participant to be withdrawn from the France squad following a optimistic Covid-19 take a look at.

Paul Pogba was omitted simply earlier than coach Didier Deschamps revealed his 23-man squad final month, with Houssem Aouar pressured out a number of days later.

Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, who initially examined optimistic on August 16 with Marseille, additionally left camp following two additional optimistic checks possible resulting from “residual” traces of the virus.

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