Neymar, one of PSG's three stars, to test positive for Covid 19


After the Champions League runners-up announced several positive experiments, a well-informed source told AFP on Wednesday that Neymar was one of the Paris Saint-Germain stars who contracted the coronavirus.

Neymar, one of PSG's three stars, to test positive for Covid 19


The PSG said in a statement: "Three Saint-Germain players from Paris have tested positive for the Sars Cove 2 and are subject to proper health protocols.

"All players and coaching staff will continue testing in the coming days."

When contacted by AFP, the club declined to confirm the identities of the players in question.

But the source answered "yes" when asked if Neymar was one of the positive test takers, as well as teammates Angel di Maria and Leandro Paredes, as previously reported by the French sports daily. It was reported’ in L. Kuip.

The issue appears to be linked’ to a holiday trip to the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza, which several PSG players took over after Bayern Munich Champions League final defeat.

The news is a blow to the French champions' preparations for the scheduled start of their League 1 campaign next week. The game was scheduled’ for September 10 in Lens but is now likely to be postponed.

The PSG had earlier said on Monday that two unidentified players had reported symptoms of coronavirus after the holiday.

The players in question at the time were Argentine pair of Di Maria and Pardes, El Equip said.

Both, and Neymar, were among several players who traveled to Ibiza after the Champions League final, with friends and family in Portugal after spending the last few weeks in isolation in a safe sanitary "bubble" with teammates. Used to blend together.

Neymar later posted a photo on Instagram showing him and his son smiling, with the caption: "Thanks for your messages. We're all fine!"

Brazilian media reports say the striker's nine-year-old son and 55-year-old father, who was traveling with Ibiza, also tested positive for the virus.

- Postponement raises questions.

Following this trip, the PSG squad was given a break after their Champions League "Final Eight" exercises, following a controversial decision to postpone the game in the newly developed lens, starting last week. had gone.

PSG, France's richest club, have played five competitive games in the last six months.

Mauro Icardi, Ander Herrera, Keller Nawas and Marquinhos were also in Ibiza, and the latter's wife revealed on Instagram that the Brazilian defender had been left in isolation awaiting the results of his Code-19 test.

After playing Lens on September 10, PSG will then entertain bitter rivals Marseille three days later.

Meanwhile, various members of Coach Thomas Tuchel squad have played for their respective countries in the UEFA Nations League, with Kylian Ampi and Personnel Campbell in the French squad against Croatia just 48 hours before their club's return to action. Are with

But his South American stars, including Neymar, are not in international action.

According to the strict rules of the French league, if a club has at least four positive tests during an eight-day period, the team's training session must be canceled’ with the possibility of a match being postponed.

In these cases, the question arises as to why the French league decided to postpone the PSG match in the lens, only to have many of their players travel abroad on holidays during epidemics.

The start of last French season was over, 10 rounds of matches were left’ without a game due to health crisis, and even before that the new start of the French season has been, affected.

In recent weeks, several League 1 clubs have reported positive tests, including Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes, Nantes and Montpellier.

Marcel's game against St. Etienne on August 21, which was to be the season opener, was postponed’.

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