Three extra Paris Saint-Germain gamers examined optimistic for the coronavirus, taking the quantity thus far to 6 and throwing the membership’s begin to the brand new season into chaos. PSG introduced the optimistic exams late on Thursday, with out giving the names of the gamers and solely saying that they’re “topic to the suitable well being protocol.” However sports activities each day L’Equipe named them as defender Marquinhos, goalkeeper Keylor Navas and striker Mauro Icardi. The opposite three circumstances, confirmed by the membership on Wednesday, reportedly are ahead Neymar, winger Angel Di Maria and midfielder Leandro Paredes.
All six have been a part of a current vacation journey to Ibiza in Spain, which was approved, following the membership’s defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League last on Aug. 23. Some gamers posted pictures on their social community accounts, posing along with their arms round one another or with their companions.
So as to make that journey doable, PSG’s opening league recreation of the brand new marketing campaign away to Lens — initially scheduled for Aug. 29 — was pushed again to Sept. 10, drawing sturdy criticism from Lens followers.
Some observers questioned the knowledge of letting gamers go off on vacation throughout a pandemic and whether or not the membership lacks authority over its stars.
French champion PSG can be meant to face bitter rival Marseille at house three days after the Lens recreation, however each might but be postponed due to well being and security protocol.
Gamers put in isolation are forbidden from coaching with the squad or enjoying for 14 days after a optimistic take a look at, until they produce two unfavorable exams inside 48 hours.
Ought to PSG’s video games be postponed, the membership faces a backlog of matches with the Champions League beginning on Oct. 20.
The primary recreation of the French soccer season was postponed final month due to an outbreak of COVID-19 circumstances at Marseille after the southern membership confirmed 4 optimistic circumstances amongst its first-team gamers and employees.
A number of different French golf equipment have been hit by the virus, together with Montpellier, Rennes and Lyon.