French soccer golf equipment Marseille and Nimes reported Covid-19 instances amongst their first-team employees on Tuesday, three days earlier than the brand new season begins. Marseille stated it discovered three optimistic instances. The folks affected weren’t recognized.
The workforce coached by André Villas-Boas is scheduled to open the brand new season at dwelling on Friday in opposition to Saint-Etienne. Marseille stated it despatched particulars of the virus instances to the French league. Nimes reported two suspected instances Tuesday and stated its employees was isolating forward of contemporary testing. It was unclear if the instances concerned gamers or officers.
The membership reported one suspected case of Covid-19 final week and cancelled a warm-up sport in opposition to Dijon. Nimes is scheduled to start out its season at dwelling on Sunday in opposition to Brest.
France is the primary of Europe’s huge 5 home leagues to start out the brand new season after being the one one of many teams to finish its 2019-20 marketing campaign early due to the coronavirus pandemic. The standings have been declared last with Paris Saint-Germain profitable and Marseille second.
In Germany, England, Italy and Spain, leagues restarted after shutting down for a number of months and accomplished their applications in June and July.