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Neymar Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Wed 02 Sep 2020 | 06:44 PM
Ezzeldin Essam Ezzeldin

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, has tested positive for coronavirus, sources told AFP on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Brazilian has Covid-19 as well as his Argentinian teammates Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, the same anonymous sources said.

Neymar was part of the PSG team that lost to Bayern Munich in the final of the UEFA Champions League recently. The club had earlier confirmed that three of its players had tested positive for Covid-19.

“Three Paris Saint-Germain players have confirmed positive Sars CoV2 tests and are subject to the appropriate health protocol,” the club said in a statement.

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.

The Parisian club start their title defence at Racing Lens on September 10.