After Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, it has been discovered that Marquinhos, Mauro Icardi and Keylor Navas have examined constructive for Covid-19.
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Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday introduced “three new constructive circumstances” of Covid-19 of their squad, a day after Neymar and two teammates had been revealed to have contracted the virus, casting critical doubt over the beginning of their season in France.
“The most recent Sars CoV2 checks carried out on the Paris Saint-Germain taking part in employees have confirmed that there are three new constructive circumstances,” the French champions stated in a tweet, taking the entire variety of circumstances of their squad to 6.
Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes had been the primary three to check constructive, all after a current vacation on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza.
Their identities had been confirmed to AFP by a medical supply near the taking part in employees who requested anonymity for causes of doctor-patient confidentiality.
Sports activities day by day L’Equipe reported that Brazilian defender Marquinhos, Argentine striker Mauro Icardi and goalkeeper Keylor Navas — who had been additionally in Ibiza — had been the brand new constructive circumstances.
One other PSG participant, midfielder Ander Herrera, can be identified to have been in Ibiza.
PSG are resulting from play their first recreation of the brand new Ligue 1 season away at Lens subsequent Thursday, September 10, however there are growing doubts as as to if that match will now go forward.
The Lens recreation was initially resulting from go forward final Saturday, however was controversially postponed to offer the PSG squad a break after their run to the Champions League last in Lisbon on August 23, wherein they misplaced 1-Zero to Bayern Munich.
That was regardless of PSG — by far France’s richest membership — having performed simply 5 aggressive video games within the previous six months.
As a substitute of taking part in the sport, their squad had been granted day off however the membership has now been left to take care of a cluster of coronavirus circumstances which increase questions on why the French league determined to postpone PSG’s match in Lens, just for so lots of their gamers to journey overseas on vacation throughout a pandemic.
PSG are additionally resulting from entertain bitter rivals Marseille on September 13, three days after the brand new date for the Lens match.
The prevailing, strict French league (LFP) guidelines stipulate that collective workforce coaching classes have to be cancelled if a membership has at the very least 4 constructive checks over an eight-day interval, with match postponements potential.
And the six gamers, who will now be positioned in isolation, won’t be allowed to even practice with their teammates for eight days underneath the prevailing well being tips.
In current weeks, a number of Ligue 1 golf equipment have reported constructive checks, together with Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes, Nantes and Montpellier.
Marseille’s recreation in opposition to Saint-Etienne on August 21, which was set to be the season opener, was postponed due to a cluster of circumstances.
Nevertheless, the LFP is about to introduce an amended protocol which might guarantee groups would have the ability to play video games so long as 20 gamers — together with at the very least one goalkeeper — supplied adverse checks.
The final French season was ended early, with 10 rounds of matches left unplayed, due to the well being disaster, though PSG had been named champions as they led the league on the time.