Paris Saint-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for COVID-19 according to the French national team.
“The result of the COVD-19 test administered by UEFA on Monday morning was positive and he was taken from the group after training when the final results were given, before his return to his home in the evening,” FFF said in a statement.
The 21-year-old forward who scored the winner on Saturday as France beat Sweden 1-0 will not play in France’s Nations League against Croatia on Tuesday.
Mbappe joins six other PSG players who have tested positive including Neymar, Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Keylor Navas and Marquinhos
Mbappe will also miss PSG’s opening game of the Ligue 1 season against Lens on Thursday, as well as Sunday’s clash with bitter rivals Marseille. According to the league’s health protocol, a player who tests positive must self-isolate for eight days.
Mbappe is the fourth player to be withdrawn from the France squad following a positive Covid-19 test and fans are beginning to question the decision to play the international games amidst the COVID-19 concerns.
Some think the game between French and Croatia should be cancelled.
And others fear football might have to be cancelled…again!!
Whatever the outcome maybe, we wish Kylian and other affected players a speedy recovery.