BREAKING NEWS: PSG star Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty with France and will miss Croatia clash
- Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for coronavirus according to French reports
- The Paris Saint-Germain forward will leave the France national squad soon
- Didier Deschamps’ side face Croatia on Tuesday night in the Nations League
- Mbappe is also set to miss PSG’s fixtures away to Lens and at home to Marseille
Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for coronavirus and has left the France national squad.
The Paris Saint-Germain has returned home and will not face Croatia on Tuesday night in the Nations League.
He featured in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Sweden and scored the winning goal in that clash.
Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for coronavirus according to French outlet Telefoot
Mbappe is also set to miss PSG’s fixtures away to Lens on September 10 and at home to Marseille on September 13 according to Telefoot.
‘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 told Goal. ‘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.’
Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring his team’s only goal on Saturday night
Mbappe’s team-mate Neymar has also reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, with the Ligue 1 club confirming last week that three players have contracted the virus.
The Ligue 1 champions and Champions League finalists did not name the players involved, but Angel Di Maria, 32, and Leandro Paredes, 26, are believed to be the other two players to have tested positive, as reported by French outlet L’Equipe.
Mbappe has this week warned PSG that they must spend money on new recruits in order to win the Champions League next season.
The Ligue 1 champions fell short in the Champions League final last month in a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in Lisbon. PSG graduate Kingsley Coman score the only goal of the game, as Mbappe struggled to have much impact.
Mbappe scores the opening goal past Sweden’s goalkeeper Robin Olsen in the Nations League
Whilst Neymar confirming that he will stay in the French capital is a big boost to their Champions League hopes next season, Mbappe believes there is still a need for more additions to their squad.
‘Of course I am optimistic that we will win the Champions League. We have to because, if we don’t believe it, no one is going to believe it for us,’ Mbappe told Telefoot.
‘It’s football and you have to get over it. Lots of teams lost a final and won the year after. Obviously, PSG grew up with this final. Before, we had this block of the quarter-finals, now we broke that.
‘You have to recruit well, you have to buy players. I hope we will have good recruits and that we can restart the season with the aim of doing better.’
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