Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out of France’s Nations League game against World Cup runners-up Croatia on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19, national team management said Monday. Mbappe, who took part in Monday evening’s training session before learning the results of his test, is the seventh Paris Saint-Germain player to contract the virus. Neymar was once a few of the first to test positive final week. “He was once set except for the group after receiving the results at the end of training before returning to his home in the evening,” dressing team management said.
“Like the remainder of the squad, Mbappe had undergone a test prior to assembly up. The result was once negative like the one on Wednesday” requested by UEFA ahead of the Sweden fixture on Saturday in Solna, management said.
Mbappe will also overlook PSG’s opening game of the Ligue 1 season against Lens on Thursday, along side six other team-mates including Neymar and Argentine twosome Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes.
He could also take a seat out Sunday’s conflict with bitter rivals Marseille. According to the league’s health protocol, a player who tests positive should self-isolate for eight days.
Mbappe is the fourth player to be withdrawn from the France squad following a positive COVID-19 test.
Paul Pogba was once omitted just before coach Didier Deschamps revealed his 23-man squad final month, with Houssem Aouar forced out a couple of days later.
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, who originally tested positive on August 16 with Marseille, also left camp following two further positive tests likely because of “residual” traces of the virus.
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