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PSG star Neymar tests positive for coronavirus

PSG star Neymar has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, with the Ligue 1 club confirming that three players have contracted the virus.

The French club has confirmed on Twitter three cases of Covid-19 in their squad. The players, although not confirmed by PSG, are Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes and Neymar, as reported by L’Equipe.

The French outfit have applied the applicable coronavirus safety protocol and the players are being placed in quarantine to avoid further infections.

PSG released a statement this afternoon which read: “Three players are confirmed positive after a Sars CoV2 test and have undergone the appropriate health protocols.

The players will apparently have to quarantine for seven days meaning they will have little time to prepare for the Ligue 1 opener against Lens on September 10.

Having been beaten 1-0 in the final of the Champions League by Bayern Munich, PSG asked the French League to postpone their second match day game also from Saturday 29 August at 21:00 to Thursday 10 October.

PSG said the reason for the postponement was to give their players time to rest after playing three games in 10 days in the Champions League, however, players, including Neymar, Di María and Paredes took the opportunity to extend their holidays in Ibiza, where they appear to have become infected with Covid-19.

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