Three more Paris Saint-Germain players examined positive for the coronavirus, taking the quantity up to now to six and throwing the membership’s begin to the brand new season into chaos. PSG introduced the positive exams past due on Thursday, with out giving the names of the players and handiest pronouncing that they’re “subject to the appropriate health protocol.” But sports activities day by day L’Equipe named them as defender Marquinhos, goalkeeper Keylor Navas and striker Mauro Icardi. The different 3 instances, showed by means of the membership on Wednesday, reportedly are ahead Neymar, winger Angel Di Maria and midfielder Leandro Paredes.
All six have been a part of a up to date vacation shuttle to Ibiza in Spain, which used to be approved, following the membership’s defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League ultimate on Aug. 23. Some players posted footage on their social community accounts, posing along with their palms round each and every different or with their companions.
In order to make that shuttle conceivable, PSG’s opening league recreation of the brand new marketing campaign away to Lens — to start with scheduled for Aug. 29 — used to be driven again to Sept. 10, drawing sturdy complaint from Lens fanatics.
Some observers wondered the knowledge of letting players pass off on vacation all the way through a deadly disease and whether or not the membership lacks authority over its stars.
French champion PSG could also be intended to stand sour rival Marseille at house 3 days after the Lens recreation, however each may just but be postponed on account of well being and protection protocol.
Players installed isolation are forbidden from coaching with the squad or enjoying for 14 days after a positive take a look at, until they produce two adverse exams inside 48 hours.
Should PSG’s video games be postponed, the membership faces a backlog of suits with the Champions League beginning on Oct. 20.
The first recreation of the French football season used to be postponed final month on account of an endemic of COVID-19 instances at Marseille after the southern membership showed 4 positive instances amongst its first-team players and body of workers.
Several different French golf equipment had been hit by means of the virus, together with Montpellier, Rennes and Lyon.