Tottenham and Chelsea players Hugo Lloris, Moussa Sissoko, N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud are all part of Didier Dechamps’ squad for their Nations League games against Sweden and Croatia, as well as the Manchester striker United Anthony Martial and Lucas Digne d’Everton.
Former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Mandanda, 35, left the France camp in Clairefontaine on Friday morning after receiving a positive test result.
The rest of the squad will continue to undergo testing throughout camp, although if all come back negative it is expected that Premier League representatives on the squad can return to their clubs next week before the opening weekend of the campaign. Saturday 12.
A statement from the French Football Federation stated: “Steve Mandanda tested positive for Covid-19, and the goalkeeper performed a second PCR test during the day. This new test was also positive.
“Steve Mandanda will therefore not be able to participate in the match in Sweden and will leave the team on Friday morning. ”
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba had to withdraw from the squad last week after testing positive for Covid-19.