PSG star Mbappe tested positive for coronavirus and will miss France-Croatia

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The striker was forced to return home to self-isolate after returning a positive Covid-19 test while with the national team

Paris Saint-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for Covid-19.The attacker, asymptomatic, left the national team and will not participate in the Blues in their next Nations League match against Croatia in Paris on Tuesday, a match in which he was to form a front trident with Wissam Ben Yedder. and Anthony Martial.

He took part in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Sweden and scored the winning goal in that clash after going through a few challenges in the box before finishing at a sharp angle.

He will not, however, participate in the rematch of the 2018 World Cup final, in which he memorably found the net.

“Kylian Mbappe will not participate in France against Croatia on Tuesday evening at 8:45 p.m. CET at the Stade de France,” a statement from the French FA confirmed.

“The result of his Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA on Monday morning was positive. He was removed from the group after receiving the results at the end of training before returning home in the evening. .

“Like the whole delegation, Kylian Mbappe had undergone a test before the matches of the international break. The result was negative, like that of last Wednesday, at the request of UEFA, before Sweden against France. ”

It also calls into question his immediate participation when PSG finally begin their Ligue 1 campaign. Thomas Tuchel’s side are set to play in Lens on Thursday, followed by the Classic against fierce rivals Marseille on Sunday.

They will then face Metz next Wednesday and travel to Nice on September 20.

PSG could be severely reduced for their next matches as they suffer from a cluster of coronavirus infections.

Several stars have returned from vacation after testing positive for the virus, with Neymar, Marquinhos, Keylor Navas, Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi and Leandro Paredes all currently downstairs.

PSG reached the Champions League final just a fortnight ago, but were unable to seal their first European Cup as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in Lisbon.

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