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02 September 2020 16:36

Manchester United F.C. Lee Grant Manchester

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Neymar one of three PSG players to test positive for coronavirus

Neymar is set to miss the start of Paris Saint-Germain's new season (AFP via Getty Images) Neymar is one of three Paris Saint-Germain players to have tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports in France. After suffering defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final last month, Neymar has been on holiday in Ibiza ahead of their new Ligue 1 season. A statement from PSG on Wednesday read: 'Three Paris Saint-Germain players have confirmed positive Sars CoV2 tests and our subject to the appropriate health protocol. The new Ligue 1 season has already begun but PSG's fixtures were delayed in order for the players to recover after the Champions League final. As it stands, PSG's fixture against Lens will still go ahead but the match could be postponed if a fourth player from the French champions is tested positive for Covid-19.

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Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed three players returned positive tests in their latest round of Covid-19 testing. The French domestic season is already underway but PSG are yet to play because of their run to the Champions League final. A post on the French club's Twitter account read: "Three @PSG_English players are confirmed positive after a Sars CoV2 test and have undergone the appropriate health protocols. PSG were due to face Lens in their French 2020/21 top flight opener just six days after their 1-0 loss to Bayern in the Champions League final, but the game will now be played after the international break, giving them 12 days to prepare for the beginning of the campaign. Ligue 1 was the most high profile European professional football league not to resume matches following the coronavirus pandemic, with PSG handed the title.

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PSG forward Neymar has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus as the French club confirmed three cases amongst their players. "Three @PSG_English players are confirmed positive after a Sars CoV2 test and have undergone the appropriate health protocols. Although the Ligue 1 season has kicked off, PSG have yet to begin their campaign as they have been given a break following their run to last month's Champions League final, where they were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich. He would be the third player to test positive after, according to reports, Leandro Paredes and Angel di Maria, who also contracted the disease on the Spanish island. French sports daily L'Équipe reported the players in question were Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, but PSG did not reveal any names.

"Three Paris Saint-Germain players have confirmed positive Sars CoV2 tests and are subject to the appropriate health protocol," PSG said in a statement. That trip was after the controversial decision was taken to postpone a league game away at Lens, initially scheduled for last Saturday, in order to give the PSG squad a break after their Champions League 'Final Eight' exertions. The cases raise questions about why the French league decided to postpone PSG's match in Lens, only for so many of their players to travel abroad on holiday during a pandemic. The postponement was granted in order to give PSG players a rest after their European run, despite France's richest club having only played five competitive games in six months. Marseille's game against Saint-Etienne on August 21, which was set to be the season opener, was postponed. Three Paris Saint-Germain players have tested positive for coronavirus, the French club announced on Wednesday, in a setback to their preparations for the scheduled start of their Ligue 1 campaign next week. Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, the world's most expensive footballer, Argentinian teammates Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes have tested positive for COVID-19, sources told AFP on Wednesday. French sports daily L'Equipe also reported the players in question were Neymar, ADi Maria and Paredes, but PSG did not reveal any names. "Three Paris Saint-Germain players have confirmed positive Sars CoV2 tests and are subject to the appropriate health protocol," PSG said in a statement. The French champions, who last month lost the Champions League final to Bayern Munich, had already said on Monday that two unnamed players had reported back with coronavirus symptoms following a holiday. That was after the controversial decision was taken to postpone a league game away at Lens, initially scheduled for last Saturday, in order to give the PSG squad a break after their Champions League 'Final Eight' exertions. Strict French league rules stipulate that collective team training sessions must be cancelled if a club has at least four positive tests over an eight-day period, with match postponements possible. The cases raise questions about why the French league decided to postpone PSG's match in Lens, only for so many of their players to travel abroad on holiday during a pandemic. The postponement was granted in order to give PSG players a rest after their European run, despite France's richest club having only played five competitive games in six months. Marseille's game against Saint-Etienne on August 21, which was set to be the season opener, was postponed.