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Mbappe contracted COVID-19 ahead of Nations League match

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for coronavirus.

A day before their Nations League match against Croatia the 21-year-old returned to a positive test and has left the France squad

With Lens, Marseille, Metz, and Nice as he enters a period of quarantine, Mbappe is also expected to be unavailable for PSG’s Ligue 1 matches.

The former Monaco man was expected to play against Croatia, having shaken off an ankle injury sustained in last week’s 1-0 win over Sweden.

“Kylian Mbappe’s going to miss the game against Croatia,” France confirmed Monday in a short Twitter statement.

“His COVID-19 test-done this morning by UEFA-was positive, and he was isolated from the rest of the squad.”

Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and midfielder Houssem Aouar had already left the France squad after testing positively for COVID-19.

Shortly before Didier Deschamps’ latest group was announced, having returned a positive test too, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba had to withdraw.

Meanwhile, among those players who are going through pre-season preparations, PSG has had six confirmed cases of the virus.

Thomas Tuchel ‘s side is scheduled to start their Ligue 1 title defense against Lens on Thursday in a match that was pushed back after PSG reached the August Champions League final.

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